Agamemnon (page 670, with art)

Chapter 17, The Return from Troy Previous Page   Table of Contents   Next Page ♦ Basel, Antikenmuseum and Ludwig Collection BS 318: relief from terracotta band, reputedly from Sicily, possibly with the boiling of Minos, who is in the lebes of a tripod, as a female (a daughter of Kokalos?) seizes Minos’ arm while … Continue reading Agamemnon (page 670, with art)

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The Fall of Troy (page 648, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War Previous Page   Table of Contents   Next Page ♦ Basel, Antikenmuseum and Ludwig Collection Lu 70: Lucanian red-figure bell krater with cult image of Apollo entwined by two snakes; dismembered son of Laokoon; Antiope (wife of Laokoon) with axe raised; distressed Laokoon; god Apollo Digital LIMC ♦ Once Ruvo, … Continue reading The Fall of Troy (page 648, with art)

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Aktaion (page 481 upper, with art)

Chapter 14: Thebes Previous Page  Table of Contents  Next Page ♦ Copenhagen, Thorvaldsen Museum 99: Attic red-figure neck-amphora with Artemis and Aktaion, who is wearing deerskin and using club against attacking dogs P. Jacobstahl, “Aktaions Tod,” Marburger Jahrbuch für Kunstwissenschaft 5 (1929), p.4 fig. 6 Beazley Archive Pottery Database ♦Palermo, Museo Archeologico Regionale 3291C: metope from … Continue reading Aktaion (page 481 upper, with art)

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The Aloadai (page 171 upper, with art)

Chapter 5: The Line of Deukalion Previous Page   Table of Contents   Next Page ♠ Hyginus, Fabulae 28 OTOS AND EPHIALTES: Otos and Ephialtes, sons of Aloeus and Iphimede, . . . daughter [of Neptune], are said to have been of extraordinary size. They each grew nine inches every month, and so when they were nine years old, they tried to … Continue reading The Aloadai (page 171 upper, with art)

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Lykaon and Kallisto (page 728, with art)

Chapter 18: Other Myths Previous Page    Table of Contents    Next Page ♦ Polygnotos’ Nekuia painting at Knidian Lesche, Delphi (known through Pausanias’ description and modern reconstructions) ♠ Pausanias, Description of Greece 10.31.10 Higher up than these is Callisto, daughter of Lycaon, Nomia, and Pero, daughter of Neleus. As her bride-price Neleus asked for the … Continue reading Lykaon and Kallisto (page 728, with art)

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The Children of Zeus: Apollo (page 89, with art)

Chapter 2: The Olympians Previous Page   Table of Contents    Next Page ♦ Lost Apulian? amphora with Leto with children (Apollo and Artemis?) and snake (Python?) Wm. Tischbein, Collection of engravings from ancient vases mostly of pure Greek workmanship… vol. 3 (1795), pl. 4 ♦ Rome, Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: terracotta acroterion from Portonaccio temple, … Continue reading The Children of Zeus: Apollo (page 89, with art)

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The Titans (page 39, with art)

Chapter 1: The Early Gods Previous Page    Table of Contents    Next Page ♠ Homer, Iliad 5.447 There Leto and the archer Artemis healed him in the great sanctuary, and glorified him [Aeneas]. Greek Text ♠ Homer, Odyssey 11.576-81 And I saw Tityos, son of glorious Gaea, lying on the ground. Over nine roods he … Continue reading The Titans (page 39, with art)

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