♦ Athens, National Museum, Acropolis Coll. 2.735: Attic red-figure calyx krater by the Syriskos Painter with Lykos, Nisos, Pallas and Orneus
Ephemeris Archaiologike 1885, pl. 12 (left and right)
♠ Homer, Iliad 1.265
and Theseus, son of Aegeus, a man like the immortals. Greek Text
♠ Bakchylides, Ode 17.33-36 (Dithyramb 3)
but I [Theseus] too was borne by the daughter of rich Pittheus,  who coupled with the sea-god Poseidon. Greek Text
♠ Bakchylides, Ode 17.77.80 (Dithyramb 3)
And your father lord Poseidon, son of Cronus, will grant you supreme glory throughout the well-wooded earth. Greek Text
♠ Bakchylides, Ode 17.15-16 (Dithyramb 3)
And Eriboea cried out to the descendant of Pandion Greek Text
♠ Bakchylides, Ode 17.57-60 (Dithyramb 3)
And you, if Troezenian Aethra bore you to Poseidon the earth-shaker Greek Text
♦ Vatican Museums 16554: Attic red-figure hydria with Poseidon and Aithra
♠ Euripedes Medeia 665-681
 Joy to you as well, Aegeus, son of wise Pandion! Where have you come from to be visiting the soil of this land?
I have come from the ancient oracle of Phoebus.
Why did you go to earth’s prophetic center?
To inquire how I might get offspring.
 Have you really lived so long a life without children?
I am childless: it is the act of some god.
Have you a wife, or have you no experience of marriage?
I am not without a wife to share my bed.
What then did Phoebus tell you about children?
 Words too wise for mortal to interpret.
Is it lawful for me to hear the response?
Most certainly: it calls for a wise mind.
What then did the god say? Tell me, if it is lawful to hear.
‘Do not the wineskin’s salient foot untie. . .’
 Until you do what or come to what country?
‘. . .until you come to hearth and home again.’ Greek Text
Artistic sources edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, Nov. 2016.
Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, March 2023
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