The Children of Zeus: Dionysos (page 114, with art)

Chapter 2: The Olympians

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Cracow, National Museum 1225: Attic red-figure hydria, with Lykourgos, his son Dryas and Dionysos

L. Piotrowicz, “Lycurgo insano in hydria Cracoviensi representato,” in Stromata in honorem Casimiri Morawski (1908), 79 ff.,  pl. 9

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Munich, Antikensammlungen 3300: Apulian red figure amphora with Lykougos slaying his wife in presence of Lyssa

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London, British Museum F271: Apulian red-figure calyx krater by the Lycurgus Painter with Lykourgos killing his wife after slaying his son

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Naples, Museo Nazionale Archeologico H3237: Lucanian red-figure volute krater with Lykourgos killing his wife after slaying his son

L. Séchan, Études sur la tragédie grecque dans ses rapports avec la céramique (1926), fig. 22

Homer, Odyssey 24.73-77

Thy mother had given a two-handled, golden urn, and said that it was the gift of Dionysus, and the handiwork of famed Hephaestus. In this lie thy white bones, glorious Achilles, and mingled with them the bones of the dead Patroclus, son of Menoetius. Greek Text

Stesichoros 234 PMGPoetae Melici Graeci, p. 123 ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale 4209: Attic black-figure volute krater from Chiusi (François Krater) with Dionysos carrying amphora for Thetis


A. Furtwaengler and K. Reichhold, Griechische Vasenmalerei: Auswahl hervorragender Vasenbilder (Serie I, Tafel 1-60, 1904), detail of pls. 1-2

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Hesiod, Works and Days 614

and on the sixth day draw off into vessels the gifts of joyful Dionysus  Greek Text

Homeric Hymn to Dionysos 26.11

And so hail to you, Dionysus, god of abundant clusters!  Greek Text

Once Toledo, Museum of Art 82.134: Etruscan black-figure kalpis by Micali Painter, pirates transformed into dolphins

“U.S. Returns Valuable Trove of Antiquities to Italy,” ARTFIX daily, May 26, 2015

Alkaios 346 LP – Poetarum Lesbiorum Fragmenta, p. 269, ed. E. Lobel and D. L. Page. Oxford 1955

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Artistic sources edited by R. Ross Holloway, Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor Emeritus, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown Univ., and Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, June 2019.

Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, February 2021

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