THIS SECTION OF A VASE PAINTING DEPICTS A SCENE FROM THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE AMAZONS AND THE GREEKS.
For a long time the battle was fought bitterly;
at length however towards the setting of the sun
such a great change of events came about
that the women turned their backs
and through flight sought safety.
However many worn out with wounds
while fleeing were captured
amongst whom was Hippolyte herself.
Hercules showed the greatest clemency,
and after he received the belt,
gave freedom to all the captives
and then led the allies out to sea
and since not much of the summer remained
he made haste to depart to Greece
he boarded the ship therefore
and suitable weather having arisen, set sail at once
before however he arrived in Greece
he decided to put the ship in at the city of Troy
for the grain which he had with him
was now beginning to spoil.