P. 354 (with art)

ApB 3.15.2 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

While Orithyia was playing by the Ilissus river, Boreas carried her off and had intercourse with her; and she bore daughters, Cleopatra and Chione, and winged sons, Zetes and Calais. These sons sailed with Jason and met their end in chasing the Harpies; but according to Acusilaus, they were killed by Hercules in Tenos Greek Text

Naupaktia fr 3 PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 124, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Pherekydes 3F29 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 69, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Scholion at Apollonios of Rhodes, Argonautika 2.299 – Scholia in Apollonium Rhodium vetera, ed. C. Wendel. Berlin 1935

Akousilaos 2F31 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 55, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Apollonios of Rhodes, Argonautika 1.1289-1309

And wrath seized Telamon, and thus he spake: “Sit there at thy ease, for it was fitting for thee to leave Heracles behind; from thee the project arose, so that his glory throughout Hellas should not overshadow thee, if so be that heaven grants us a return home. But what pleasure is there in words? For I will go, I only, with none of thy comrades, who have helped thee to plan this treachery.”

[1296] He spake, and rushed upon Tiphys son of Hagnias; and his eyes sparkled like flashes of ravening flame. And they would quickly have turned back to the land of the Mysians, forcing their way through the deep sea and the unceasing blasts of the wind, had not the two sons of Thracian Boreas held back the son of Aeacus with harsh words. Hapless ones, assuredly a bitter vengeance came upon them thereafter at the hands of Heracles, because they stayed the search for him. For when they were returning from the games over Pelias dead he slew them in sea-girt Tenos and heaped the earth round them, and placed two columns above, one of which, a great marvel for men to see, moves at the breath of the blustering north wind. These things were thus to be accomplished in after times.  Greek Text

Berlin, once Pergamon-Museum F1682 (lost):  Attic black-figure spouted bowl by the Nessos Painter with Harpuiai


Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Berlin, Antiquarium vol. 1 (Deutschland vol. 2, 1938), pls. 46.1 and 47.2

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Rome, Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia 106335: Laconian cup with Boreadai and Harpuiai.

Photo by Viático de Vagamundo

Dictionary, Classical Art Research Centre, University of Oxford

Delphi Mseum.  Ivory from the Halos Deposit Boreadai and Harpuiai.

R. Kolonia, The Archaeological Museum of Delphi (Latsis Foundation 2006), pp. 198-9

Pausanias, Description of Greece 5.17.11

There is also Phineus the Thracian, and the sons of Boreas are chasing the harpies away from him.  Greek Text

Pausanias, Description of Greece 3.18.15

Calais and Zetes are driving the Harpies away from Phineus.  Greek Text

Artistic sources edited by R. Ross Holloway, Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor Emeritus, Brown University, October 2017; and by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, October 2017

Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, March 2022.

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