Laocoon

Marble Group. Rome, Musei VaticaniLegendary priest of Apollo at Troy who warned the Trojans against admitting the Greeks' Wooden Horse. Apollo punished him for this attempt to save Troy (or for marrying!) by sending serpents which killed him and his sons. The event is shown in the famous marble copy in Rome of an original Greek 2nd-century BC group.

Above: Marble Group. Rome, Musei Vaticani © Musei Vaticani