The Titans (page 39, with art)

Chapter 1: The Early Gods

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Homer, Iliad 5.447

There Leto and the archer Artemis healed him in the great sanctuary, and glorified him [Aeneas]. Greek Text

Homer, Odyssey 11.576-81

And I saw Tityos, son of glorious Gaea, lying on the ground. Over nine roods he stretched, and two vultures sat, one on either side, and tore his liver, plunging their beaks into his bowels, nor could he beat them off with his hands. For he had offered violence to Leto, the glorious wife of Zeus, as she went toward Pytho through Panopeus with its lovely lawns. Greek Text

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 78 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 50, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Pherekydes 3F55 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 76, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Pherekydes 3F 56 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 77, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Pyndar, Pythian 4.90-92

And indeed Tityus was hunted down by the swift arrow of Artemis, which she sped from her unconquerable quiver, so that men might desire to touch only the loves that are within their reach. Greek Text

Throne of Apollo at Amyklai (known through Pausanias’ description and modern reconstructions)

Pausanias, Description of Greece 3.18.15

Underneath the throne, the inner part away from the Tritons contains the hunting of the Calydonian boar and Heracles killing the children of Actor… Apollo and Artemis are shooting Tityus. Greek Text

Reconstruction of whole throne by A. Furtwängler, from J.G. Frazer, Pausanias’s Description of Greece, vol. III, Commentary (2nd ed. 1913), p. 352

Paestum, Museo Nazionale: metopes from Foce del Sele with Apollo and Artemis shooting at Tityos, who has abducted their mother Leto

Soprintendenza Archeologia, belle arti e paesaggio per le provincie di Salerno e Avellino

Rome, Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia (106341?): Attic black-figure neck-amphora with Apollo shooting at Tityos

H.A. Shapiro, “Two Black-figure Neck-Amphorae In the J. Paul Getty Museum: Problems of Workshop and Iconography,” Greek Vases in the J.Paul Getty Museum 4 (1989), 19 fig.7

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale Tarquiniese RC 1043: Attic black-figure neck-amphora by Tyrrhenian Group, with Apollo and Artemis shooting at Tityos

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut [Editor], Antike Denkmäler 1 (1891), pl. 22 top

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Paris, Musée du Louvre E864: Attic black-figure neck-amphora by Tyrrhenian Group, with Apollo and Artemis shooting at Tityos with his mother Gaia (inscribed Ge)  attempting to save him

Monumenti ed annali pubblicati dall’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica nel 1856, pl. 10.1

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Basel, Antikenmuseum and Ludwig Collection Lu 217: bronze shied-band with Leto, Apollo and Tityos

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Olympia, Archaeological Museum B 4836: bronze shied-band with Leto, Apollo and Tityos

For example from same mold, see Basel Lu 217 above

Paris, Musée du Louvre G42: Attic red-figure amphora by Phintias, with Apollo and Artemis flanking Tityos and Leto

Wikimedia photo

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Paris, Musée du Louvre G164: Attic red-figure calyx krater by Aigisthos Painter with Apollo, Tityos and Gaia or Leto

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Musée du Louvre 1 (1922), III I c pl. 10

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Musée du Louvre 2 (1923), III I c pl. 11.2

Monumenti ed annali pubblicati dall’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica nel 1856, pl. 11

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Lost statuary dedication of the Knidians with Apollo, Artemis, Tityos and Leto, placed near Sikyonian Treasury, Delphi

Pausanias, Description of Greece 10.11.1

Near the votive offering of the Tarentines is a treasury of the Sicyonians, but there is no treasure to be seen either here or in any other of the treasuries. The Cnidians brought the following images to Delphi: Triopas, founder of Cnidus, standing by a horse, Leto, and Apollo and Artemis shooting arrows at Tityos, who has already been wounded in the body. Greek Text

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#Tityos

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#Artemis

 Artistic sources edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, January 2018
Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, July 2020

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