The Daughters of Asopos (page 229 with art)

Chapter 6: Other Early Families

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Irakleon Museum.  Fragmentary plate.  Peleus and Thetis.

Paus 5.18.5 – Pausanias, Description of Greece

There is also a figure of Thetis as a maid; Peleus is taking hold of her, and from the hand of Thetis a snake is darting at Peleus.  Greek Text

Kavala Mseum A 1086.  Melian amphora .  Peleus and Nereids.


Paris, Musee du Louvre E639.  Corinthian krater.  Peleus and Thetis.


Munich Antikensammlungen.  Etruscan tripod.  Peleus and Thetis.

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London British Museum B215 (?).  Attic lekythos.  Peleus and Thetis.

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Paris, Musee du Louvre CA 2569.   Attic.  Peleus and Thetis.

Munich Antikensammlungen 1415.  Attic amphora.  Peleus, Thetis, Cheiron.


Nem 3.35-36 – Pindar, Nemean Odes

and caught the sea-nymph Thetis after many struggles.  Greek Text

Nem 4.62-65 – Pindar, Nemean Odes

And Peleus, having thwarted all-powerful fire, and the sharp claws of bold-plotting lions, and the edge of their terrible teeth, [65] married one of the Nereids throned on high.  Greek Text

Berlin Schloss Charlottenburg, F 2279.  At cup by Peithinos.  Peleus and Thetis.


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Il 24.62-63 – Homer, Iliad

And all of you, O ye gods, came to her marriage, and among them thyself too didst sit at the feast, thy lyre in thy hand, O thou friend of evil-doers, faithless ever.  Greek Text

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Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, February 2024.

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