Virgil, Aeneid, Book I: Troilus' Death [Dryden's translation]
Aeneas, shipwrecked in Carthage by a storm sent by Juno, queen of the gods and implacable foe of Troy, stumbles upon the Carthagenians' temple to Juno. On its walls he sees paintings of Juno's mighty deeds, foremost of which is the destruction of Troy, the city from which Aeneas has just fled. Virgil uses the scene to give readers Troy's fall in a rapid series of vignettes, some of which retell events from Homer, and others anticipate events Aeneas will narrate to the awestruck court of Dido, the queen, as he explains how he and his crew escaped the city's fall.
Elsewhere he saw where Troilus defied
Achilles, and unequal combat tried;
Then, where the boy disarm'd, with loosen'd reins,
Was by his horses hurried o'er the plains,
Hung by the neck and hair, and dragg'd around:
The hostile spear, yet sticking in his wound,
With tracks of blood inscrib'd the dusty ground.
"But--weilaway, save only Goddes wille,
Despitously hym slough the fierse Achille." (Troilus V.1805-6)