Pholos (page 390 lower, with art)

Chapter 13: Herakles

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Stesichoros, Geryoneis 181 PMG Poetae Melici Graeci, p. 99 ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

Tr 1095-6 – Sophokles, Trachiniai

you tamed the Lernaean Hydra, and that monstrous army of beasts with double form, hostile, going on hoofed feet, violent, lawless, of surpassing violence. Greek Text

HF 364-74 – Euripides, Herakles Mainomenos (Hercules Furens)

And then one day with murderous bow he wounded the race of wild Centaurs, that range the hills, slaying them with winged shafts. Peneus, the river of fair eddies, knows him well, and those far fields unharvested, and the steadings on Pelion and neighboring caves of Homole, from where the Centaurs rode forth to conquer Thessaly, arming themselves with pines. Greek Text

TR 714-15 – Sophokles, Trachiniai

For I know that the arrow which made the wound harmed even the god Cheiron, and that it kills all varieties of beasts that it touches. Greek Text

Theok 7.149-50 – Theokritos, Idylls: The Harvest-Home

did ever the aged Cheiron in Pholus’ rocky cave set before Heracles such a bowlful as that? Greek Text

Berlin, Antikensammlung F336: Protocorinthian aryballos, Herakles shooting at four Kentauroi

Archäologische Zeitung 41 (1883), pl. 10.1


Digital LIMC

Athens, National Museum (Perachora II 1114): two fragments of a Protocorinthian pyxis lid from Perachora, with Herakles, bearded human head with drinking cup (Pholos ?) and rushing Kentauros with branch

Digital LIMC (no photos)

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#Herakles, #Kentauroi

Artistic sources edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, May 2023

Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, January 2021

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