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Hekataios 1F6 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, pp. 8-9, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

Sophokles, Trachiniai 1097

you tamed the beast in Erymanthia. Greek Text

Olympia Museu E161.  Iron shield strap.  Herakles, Eurystheus and boar.



Paestum Museum, metope from the Heraion alla Foce del Sele.  Herakles, Eurysthes, boar.



London, British Museum B213.  Attic amphora Group E. Herakles and the Boar.


British Museum on line

New York, Metropolitan Museum 41.162.190. Attic amphora Group of Wurzburg 199.  Herakles and the Boar.


Metropolitan Museum on line

London, British Museum B492. Attic amphora by the Lysippides Painter. Herakles and the boar.


British Museum on line.

Madrid, Archaeological Museum 10915.   Attic amphora by the Red-line Painter.            Herakles and the boar.


Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum

Apollonios of Rhodes, Argonautika 1.122-32

Nor do we learn that Heracles of the mighty heart disregarded the eager summons of Aeson’s son. But when he heard a report of the heroes’ gathering and had reached Lyrceian Argos from Arcadia by the road along which he carried the boar alive that fed in the thickets of Lampeia, near the vast Erymanthian swamp, the boar bound with chains he put down from his huge shoulders at the entrance to the market-place of Mycenae; and himself of his own will set out against the purpose of Eurystheus; and with him went Hylas, a brave comrade, in the flower of youth, to bear his arrows and to guard his bow. Greek Text

Artistic sources edited by 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, January 2021

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