Theseus and the Minotaur (page 269 with art)

Chapter 8: Minos and Krete

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Hesiod, Aigimios fr 298 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 153, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Ion of Chios 29 W – Iambi et Elegi Graeci 2, p. 79, ed. M. L. West. Oxford 1972.

Some also say that Ariadne had two sons from Theseus, Oinopion and Stahylos; among these writers there is Ion of Chios who speaking of his fatherland says:

      which Oinopion, son of Theseus, once founded.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)

Thes 20.2 – Plutarch, Theseus

Moreover, some say that Ariadne actually had sons by Theseus, Oenopion and Staphylus, and among these is Ion of Chios, who says of his own native city:—

This, once, Theseus’s son founded, Oenopion.  Greek Text

Σ Od 11.321 – Scholia to Homer, Odyssey – Scholia Graeca in Homeris Odysseam 2, pp. 504-5, ed. W. Dindorf. Oxford 1855. 

Greek Text

Σ AR 3.997 – Scholia to Apollonios of Rhodes, Argonautika – Scholia in Apollonium Rhodium vetera, pp. 244-45, ed. C. Wendel. Berlin 1935.


Kypria PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 40, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Pherekydes 3F148 FGrHDie Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 98, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

Taranto, Museo Nazionale, 4545, Attic lekythos by the Pan Painter, Theseus and Ariadne.



Berlin, Pergamon Museum, F2179: Attic hydria by the Syleus Painter, Theseus and Ariadne


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Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1773: Attic cup by the Lewis Painter, Theseus and Athena, Women and Children (cited in footnote 11)


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Th 947-48 – Hesiod, Theogony

And golden-haired Dionysus made brown-haired Ariadne, the daughter of Minos, his buxom wife.  Greek Text

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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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