P. 414 (with art)

Homer, Iliad 5.395-97

And so suffered monstrous Hades even as the rest a bitter arrow, when this same man, the son of Zeus that beareth the aegis, smote him in Pylos amid the dead, and gave him over to pains.  Greek Text

Pindar, Olympian 9.30-35

For [30] how could Heracles have wielded his club against the trident, when Poseidon took his stand to guard Pylos, and pressed him hard, and Phoebus pressed him hard, attacking with his silver bow; nor did Hades keep his staff unmoved, with which he leads mortal bodies down to the hollow path [35] of the dead.  Greek Text

Ex Hope Collection.  Attic Little Master cup.  Herakles, entourage, Kerberos.

D. Raoul Rochette, Monuments inédits d’antiquité figurée, grecque, étrusque et romaine (Band 1, Cycle héroique, 1833), pl. 49.1a

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Once London, Erskine Collection: Laconian black-figure cup with Kerberos

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Moscow, Puskin Museum 70.  Attic amphora by the Lysippides Painter, Andokides, Herakles and Kerberos.



Rome, Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia 48329.  Attic amphora.  Herakles, Kerberos and Persephone.

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Vatican City, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco 372: Attic black-figure amphora of the Leagros Group.  Herakles, Persephone and Keberos


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Amiens, Museum 3057.225.47a.  Attic hydria from the Leagros Group.  Herakles, Persephone, Kerberos.


Paris, Musee de Louvre F204.  Attic Amphora by the Andokides Painter.  Herakles and Kerberos.



Paestum, Museo Archeologico Nazionle.  Attic  amphora by the Nikoxenos Painter.  Heraklesand Kerberos.



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, November, 2017

Literary sources edited By Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Langages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, April 2022

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