Minor Divinities (page 143, with art)

Chapter 3: Olympos, the Underworld, and Minor Divinities

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Euripides, Bakchai 103

for which reason Maenads cloak their wild prey  Greek Text

Aischylos, Eumenides 25-26

ever since he, as a god, led the Bacchantes in war, and contrived for Pentheus death as of a hunted hare.  Greek Text

Euripides, Kretes fr 472 N² – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, pp. 505-6, ed. A. Nauck, 2nd ed. Leipzig 1889.

Greek Text

Sophokles, Antigone 1122

O Bacchus, denizen of Thebes, the mother-city of your Bacchants  Greek Text

Sophokles, Antigone 1128-29

where the Corycian nymphs move inspired by your godhead  Greek Text

Sophokles, Antigone 1150-52

appear, my king, with your attendant Thyiads, who in night-long frenzy dance and sing you  Greek Text

Florence, Museo Archeologico Nazionale 4209: Attic black-figure volute krater from Chiusi (François Krater) with Dionysos bringing Hephaistos back to Olympos, accompanied by Silenoi (named) and Nymphai (named)

A. Furtwaengler and K. Reichhold, Griechische Vasenmalerei: Auswahl hervorragender Vasenbilder (Serie I, 1904), detail of pl. 12

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Beazley Archive Pottery Database

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art 31.11.11: Attic black-figure column krater by Lydos, the return of Hephaistos with Dionysos, Silenoi and Mainades 

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Odyssey, Iliad 1.226-68

mightiest were they, and with the mightiest they fought, the mountain-dwelling centaurs, and they destroyed them terribly.  Greek Text

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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, December 2017.

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

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