Ixion (page 720, with art)

Chapter 18: Other Myths

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Scholion A at Homer, Iliad 1.268 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 1, pp. 40-41, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.

Greek Text

Apollonios of Rhodes, Argonautika 3.61-63

Him will I deliver, though he sail even to Hades to free Ixion below from his brazen chains, as far as strength lies in my limbs.  Greek Text

Vergil, Georgics 3.37-39

And accursed Envy there
Shall dread the Furies, and thy ruthless flood,
Cocytus, and Ixion’s twisted snakes,
And that vast wheel and ever-baffling stone.  Latin Text

Vergil, Georgics 4.484

And, the wind hushed, Ixion’s wheel stood still.  Latin Text

Vergil, Aeneid 6.601

Why name Ixion and Pirithous,
The Lapithae. Latin Text

Lactantius Placidus, Scholion at Statius, Thebais 4.539 – Lactanti Placidi qui dicitur commentaries in Statii Thebaida et commentarium in Achilleida, p. 232, ed. R. Jahnke. P. Papinius Statius 3. Leipzig 1888.

Latin Text

Vatican Mythographer II 106 – Vatican Mythographers – Scriptores rerum mythicarum Latini tres Romae nuper reperti 1, pp. 110-11, ed. G. H. Bode. Celle 1834

Latin Text

ApE 1.20 – Apollodoros, Epitome (summary of the last part of the Bibliotheke)

Ixion fell in love with Hera and attempted to force her; and when Hera reported it, Zeus, wishing to know if the thing were so, made a cloud in the likeness of Hera and laid it beside him; and when Ixion boasted that he had enjoyed the favours of Hera, Zeus bound him to a wheel, on which he is whirled by winds through the air; such is the penalty he pays. And the cloud, impregnated by Ixion, gave birth to Centaurus.  Greek Text

Homer, Iliad 14.317-18

nay, not when I was seized with love of the wife of Ixion, who bare Peirithous, the peer of the gods in counsel.  Greek Text

Scholion A at Homer, Iliad 14.317 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 2, p. 49, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.

Greek Text

Scholion bT at Homer, Iliad 14.317-18 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 4, p. 61, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.

Greek Text

Nonnos, Dionysiaca 7.125

Greek Text

Eustathios, Commentary to the Iliad p.101 – Eustathii Commentarii ad Homeri Iliadem, Vol. 1, p. 85. Leipzig 1825.

Greek Text

Athens, Museum of the Athenian Agora Excavations P26228: Attic red-figure cup fragment, Ixion and wheel

Beazley Archive Pottery Database

 London, British Museum E155: Attic red-figure kantharos by the Amphitrite Painter, with Hera, Ares, Ixion, Hermes and Athena with winged wheel

British Museum

A. Furtwaengler, Adolf and K. Reichhold, Karl, Griechische Vasenmalerei: Auswahl hervorragender Vasenbilder (Serie III, 1932) pl. 163.2

Drawing of Ixion by J.D. Beazley, from Beazley Archive Pottery Database

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Art 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, May 2019.

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

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