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Chapter 9, Theseus’ Later Exploits

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Hellanikos 4F134 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 139, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957

Greek Text

Euripides, Herakles 1169-70

Wherefore I came making recompense for the former kindness of Heracles in saving me from the world below.  Greek Text

Athenaios, The Deipnosophists 11.496b (11.93)

and the author of the Pirithous names them (whoever he was, whether Critias the tyrant, or Euripides), saying,—

That with well-omen’d words we now may pour

These plemochoæ into the gulf below.  Greek Text

Tzetzes pp. 546-47 N² – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, ed. A. Nauck, 2nd ed. Leipzig 1889.

Greek Text

Plutarch, Moralia 98c – vol. 2, pp. 64-65, ed. F. C. Babbitt, Cambridge, Mass., 1957.

Greek Text and English Translation

Critias fr 6 Sn – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 1, p. 175, ed. B. Snell. Göttingen 1971.

♠ POxy 3531 – Papyrus fragment from Oxyrhynchus, as published in the Oxyrhynchus Papyri series, Vol. L 1983

Horace, Odes 3.4.79-80

Three hundred chains confine the lover, Peirithoos (Transl. T. Gantz)  Latin Text

Horace, Odes 4.7.27-28

and Theseus is not strong enough to break the Lethaean chains from dear Pirithous. (Transl. Aaron J. Ivey).  Latin Text

Apollodorus, Epitome 1.24

But when Theseus arrived with Pirithous in Hades, he was beguiled; for, on the pretence that they were about to partake of good cheer, Hades bade them first be seated on the Chair of Forgetfulness, to which they grew and were held fast by coils of serpents. Pirithous, therefore, remained bound for ever, but Hercules brought Theseus up and sent him to Athens.  Greek Text

Berlin, Antikensammlung 30035, Attic red-figure lekythos with Peirithoos in Hades


J.D. Beazley, Attic red-figured Vases in American Museum (1918), p. 137, Fig. 85

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Perseus Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser


Digital LIMC

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Edited by Aaron J. Ivey, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Classics, Univ. of Georgia, June 2016; and by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, July 2016.

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

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