Semele and Ino (page 474, with art)

Chapter 14: Thebes

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Berlin, Antikensammlung, F1904 (not lost, as Gantz):  Attic black-figure hydria of the Leagros Group with Dionysos and Semele/Thyone.

E. Gerhard, Etruskische und Kampanische Vasenbilder des Königlichen Museums zu Berlin (1843), pls. 4-5

Beazley Archive Pottery Database (no photo)

Digital LIMC (with photo)

Florence, Museo Archeologico 3790: Attic black figure hydria with Dionysos and Thyone behind chariot of Peleus and Thetis

Digital LIMC

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Pindar, Olympian 2.22-27

This saying applies to the daughters of Cadmus on their lovely thrones: they suffered greatly, but their heavy sorrow collapsed in the presence of greater blessings. Long-haired Semele, who died in the roar of the thunderbolt, lives among the Olympians. Greek Text

Homeric Hymn 1 to Dionysus

The Father of men and gods gave you birth remote from men and secretly from white-armed Hera. Greek Text

Pindar, Pythian 11.1

Daughters of Cadmus, Semele dwelling among the Olympians and Ino Leucothea, sharing the chamber of the Nereid sea-nymphs. Greek Text

Pindar, Pythian 3.96-99

But in time Cadmus’ three daughters, by their bitter suffering, took from him his share of joy; even though father Zeus had visited the desirable bed of white-armed Thyone. Greek Text

Aischylos, Fr 221 R – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 3, p. 336, ed. S. L. Radt. Göttingen 1985

Zeus, who killed him (Trans. by T.N. Gantz)

Plato,  Republic 2.381d = fr 168 R

for the life-giving sons of Inachus, the Argive stream. Greek Text

Scholia in Aristophanem, Batrachoi 1344

Greek Text

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Artistic sources edited by Frances Van Keuren, Prof. Emerita, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Univ. of Georgia, June 2020

Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, University of Georgia, March 2020

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