Oidipous (page 492, with art)

Chapter 14: Thebes Previous Page  Table of Contents  Next Page Aischylos, Laios Fr 122 R – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta Vol. 3, ed. S. L. Radt. Göttingen 1985 to expose [a child] in a pot (Transl. by Elena Bianchelli) Greek Text: χυτριζειν Sophokles, OT (Oidipous Tyrannos) 717-19 And the child’s birth was not yet three days past, when Laius … Continue reading Oidipous (page 492, with art)

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Antiope, Amphion, and Zethos (page 485, with art)

Chapter 14: Thebes Previous Page  Table of Contents  Next Page 10 GLP – Select Papyri III, pp. 60-71 Greek Text and Translation Euripides, pp. 410-11 N2  Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, ed. A. Nauck, 2nd edition. Leipzig 1889 Greek Text ♦ Berlin, Antikensammlung, F3296: Sicilian red-figure calyx krater with punishment of  Dirke by bull (upper left); inside cave (on the … Continue reading Antiope, Amphion, and Zethos (page 485, with art)

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Semele and Ino (page 476, with art)

Chapter 14: Thebes Previous Page  Table of Contents  Next Page Diodorus Siculus 3.64.3-4 The third Dionysus, they say, was born in Boeotian Thebes of Zeus and Semelê, the daughter of Cadmus. The myth runs as follows: Zeus had become enamoured of Semelê and often, lured by her beauty, had consorted with her, but Hera, being jealous … Continue reading Semele and Ino (page 476, with art)

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The Judgment of Paris (page 569, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War Previous Page   Table of Contents   Next Page ♦ Throne of Apollo at Amyklai (known through Pausanias’ description and modern reconstructions) Pausanias Description of Greece 3.18.12: Hermes is bringing the goddesses to Alexander to be judged (original Greek). Reconstruction of whole throne by A. Furtwängler, from J.G. Frazer, Pausanias’s Description of Greece, vol. III, … Continue reading The Judgment of Paris (page 569, with art)

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Page 163 (with art)

Chapter 4: Prometheus and the First Men Previous Page   Table of Contents   Next Page ♠ Aischylos, Prometheus Desmotes (Prometheus Vinctus, Prometheus Bound) 1026-30 Look for no term of this your agony until some god shall appear to take upon himself your woes and of his own free will descend into the sunless realm of Death … Continue reading Page 163 (with art)

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