Theseus and the Minotaur (page 266 with art)

Chapter 8: Minos and Krete

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London, British Museum, H228, Etruscan hydria (“The Polledrara Hydria”), Theseus and the Minotaur.



Journal of Hellenic Studies vol. 14, 1894, pl. 6 ff.

British Museum on line

Paus 3.18.11 – Pausanias, Description of Greece

I cannot say why Bathycles has represented the so-called Bull of Minos bound, and being led along alive by Theseus.  Greek Text

Paus 5.19.1 – Pausanias, Description of Greece

The part of the throne where the god would sit is not continuous; there are several seats, and by the side of each seat is left a wide empty space, the middle, whereon the image stands, being the widest of them.  Greek Text

Olympia, Museum, B3600,unknown, tripod leg, man and woman.


Brussels, A1374, Corinth, cup,Theseus and the Minotaur



H. Payne, Necrocorinithia pl. 34, 6

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Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, April 2023

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