P. 438 (with art)

Cicero, De Natura Deorum 3.42

Latin Text

Pindar, Olympian 9.32-33

and Phoebus pressed him hard, attacking with his silver bow.  Greek Text

♠ Scholion at Pindar, Olympian 9.32 (9.48) – Scholia vetera in Pindari carmina, Scholia in Olympionicas, Vol. 1, p. 278, ed. A.B Drachman. Leipzig 1903.

Greek Text

Hyginus, Fabulae 32

MEGARA: When Hercules had been sent for the three-headed dog by King Eurystheus, and Lycus, son of Neptune, though he had perished, he planned to kill his wife Megara, daughter of Creon, and his sons, Therimachus and Ophites, and seize the kingdom. Hercules prevented him and killed Lycus. Later, when madness was sent upon him by Juno, he killed Megara and his sons Therimachus and Ophites. When he came to his right mind, he begged Apollo to give him an oracular reply on how to expiate his crime. Because Apollo was unwilling, Hercules wrathfully carried off the tripod from his shrine. Later, at the command of Jove, he returned it, and bade him give the reply, though unwilling. Hercules because of this offence was given in servitude to Queen Omphale by Mercury.  Latin Text

Olympia, Museum B1730.  Tripod leg.  Herakles, Apollo, tripod.

Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Olympia, Museum B520.  Shield band.  Herakles, Apollo.

Kunze, Olympische Forschungen 2.

Olympia, Museum  B1889.  Shield band.  Herakles, Apollo.

Kunze, Olympische Forschungen 2.

Olympia, Museum B972.  Shield band.  Herakles, Apollo.

Kunze, Olympische Forschungen 2.


Delphi Museum.  Pediment of the Siphnian Treasury.  Herakles, Apollo and the tripod.


London, British Museum B316.  Attic hydria by the Antimenes Painter.  Herakles, Apollo, bearded figure and goddesses.

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum

Artistic sources edited by 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 Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, November 2023.

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