Theban Exploits (page 381 upper, with art)

Chapter 13: Herakles

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Asklepiades 12F27 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 173, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

Euripides, Herakles Mainomenos (Hercules Furens) 1001-08

Then in wild gallop he starts to slay his aged father; but there came a phantom, as it seemed to us on-lookers, of Pallas, with plumed helm, brandishing a spear; and she hurled a rock against the breast of Heracles, which held him from his frenzied thirst for blood and plunged him into sleep. Greek Text

Madrid, National Archaeological Museum 11094: Paestan red-figure calyx krater by Asteas, with mad Herakles about to throw child on fire with household items burning; behind him, distressed Megara, mother of child; in gallery above, Mania (Madness), Iolaos and Alkmene



G. Leroux,, Vases grecs et italo-grecs du Musée Archéologique de Madrid (1912), pl. 45 


Digital LIMC (no photo)

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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, March 2023

Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, December 2020

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