The Trojan Kings (page 559, with art)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Hesiod, Theogony 1008-10

And Cytherea with the beautiful crown was joined in sweet love with the hero Anchises and bore Aeneas on the peaks of Ida with its many wooded glens.  Greek Text

Homer, Iliad 13.427-35

Then the dear son of Aesyetes, fostered of Zeus, the warrior Alcathous—son by marriage was he to Anchises, and had married the eldest of his daughters, Hippodameia, whom her father and queenly mother heartily loved in their hall, for that she excelled all maidens of her years in comeliness, and in handiwork, and in wisdom; wherefore the best man in wide Troy had taken her to wife—this Alcathous did Poseidon subdue beneath Idomeneus, for he cast a spell upon his bright eyes and ensnared his glorious limbs.  Greek Text

Theognis, Theognidea 1345-48 – Iambi et Elegi Graeci 1, p. 239, ed. M.L. West.Oxford 1971.

Pindar, Olympian 1.40-45

then it was that the god of the splendid trident seized you, his mind overcome with desire, and carried you away on his team of golden horses to the highest home of widely-honored Zeus, to which at a later time Ganymede came also, to perform the same service for Zeus.  Greek Text

Ibykos 289 PMG Poetae Melici Graeci, p. 151 ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

Scholia bT at Homer, Iliad 20.234 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 4, pp. 240-41, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.

Greek Text

Dosiadas 458F5 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 3p. 396, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957. 

Greek Text

Tarquinia, Museo Nazionale Archeologico RC 6848:. Attic red-figure cup by Oltos with Ganymedes serving Zeus, and Hestia on the right

E. Pfuhl, Malerei und Zeichnung der Griechen (1923), vol. 3, fig. 360

History of Ancient Rome

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

 Formerly Berlin, Antikensammlung, F2032: Attic white-ground alabastron by the Diosphos Painter with Zeus pursuing Gannymedes with cock, as Tros looks on

G. Körte, “Il ratto di Ganimede su vasi dipinti,” Annali dell’Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica (1876), pl. A

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Paris, Musee du Louvre G123: Attic red-figure cup by Douris with Zeus abducting Ganymedes  


Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Olympia Museum T2: terracotta acroterion with Zeus and Ganymedes with cock



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Artistic sources edited by 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, September 2021

Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, January 2022

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