The Children of Kronos: Hera (page 62 upper, with art)

Chapter 2: The Olympians

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Homer, Iliad 5.392-94

So suffered Hera, when the mighty son of Amphitryon smote her on the right breast with a three-barbed arrow; then upon her too came pain that might in no wise be assuaged. Greek Text

Scholion Ab Homer, Iliad 14.295– Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 2, pp. 48-49, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.

Greek Text

Paris, Cabinet des Médailles 542:  Attic red-figure cup by Douris, with Hera and Prometheus



Monumenti inediti pubblicati dall’Instituto di corrispondenza archeologica 5 (1849-53), pl. 35

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

Aischylos, Semele fr 168 R – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 3, pp. 281-85, ed. S. L. Radt. Göttingen 1985.

Ovid, Metamorphoses 3.359-68

and she [Echo] was then deprived the use of speech,
except to babble and repeat the words,
once spoken, over and over.

Juno confused
her silly tongue, because she often held
that glorious goddess with her endless tales,
till many a hapless Nymph, from Jove’s embrace,
had made escape adown a mountain. But
for this, the goddess might have caught them. Thus
the glorious Juno, when she knew her guile;
“Your tongue, so freely wagged at my expense,
shall be of little use; your endless voice,
much shorter than your tongue.” At once the Nymph
was stricken as the goddess had decreed;—
and, ever since, she only mocks the sounds
of others’ voices, or, perchance, returns
their final words. Latin Text

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#Hera, #Prometheus

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, April 2018.

Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, July 2020

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