University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Classics

Art Lecture III: Athens and the Family of Aegeus

Slide description

(metopes show exploits of Theseus and Herakles)

  • Knossos: Palace of Minos throne room and stairway (Late Minoan I-II: 1600-1450 B.C.E.)
  • Plan of palace: aerial view, looking south
  • Toreador fresco (Knossos, sixteenth century B.C.E. = Late Minoan I)
  • Daedalus, Pasiphae and wooden cow: Pompeian wall painting (House of the Vettii), first century C.E. (IV style)
  • Silver hemidrachma, Knossos: Labyrinth (fourth century B.C.E., Amer. Numis. Soc.)
  • Villa Lante (Bagnaia): labyrinth garden designed by Vignola, 1566 (for Cardinal Gambara)
  • Bronze plaque: Theseus and Minotaur, Archaic period (Olympia; Athens: National Museum)
  • BF amphora: Theseus and Minotaur (Group E., 550-540) (Vulci; Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art)
  • Minotaur (marble) and Theseus?, fifth century B.C.E. (Athens: National Museum)
  • Minotaur, left side
  • Theseus receiving thanks after killing the Minotaur: Pompeian wall painting, first century C.E. (Naples: National Museum)
  • Theseus vs. Minotaur: base of tripod (lower register), Roman period (Istanbul: Archaeological Museum)
  • Theseus abandoning Ariadne; sarcophagus, second century C.E. (Istanbul: Archaeological Museum)
  • Dionysos surprising the sleeping Ariadne; Pompeian wall painting (House of the Vettii) first century C.E. (IV style)
  • Francois Vase (Attic BF): dance of Theseus; delivered Athenians: Centauromachy; Calydonian boar hunt. Painter Kleitios; potter Ergotimos; c. 570 B.C.E. (Florence: Archaeological Museum)
  • Centaurs in the Palace of Pirithous, Pompeian wall painting, first century C.E. (Naples: National Museum)
  • Olympia (Temple of Zeus), west pediment: Apollo and Centauromachy; c. 470-460 B.C.E.
  • RF volute krater; Centauromachy and Amazonomachy (Attributed to Painter of Woolly Satyrs, c. 450; Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art)
  • Theseus and Antiope/Hippolyta; ped., Temple of Apollo Daphnephoros, 510-500 B.C.E. (Chalcis Museum)
  • Amazonomachy: frieze of Mausoleum, c. 350 B.C.E. (British Museum)
  • Mosaic: Phaedra and Hippolytus with accusing letter (Paphos [Cyprus], Villa of Dionysos, third century C.E.)
  • Apulian volute krater: death of Hippolytus, attributed to 'Darius Painter' 340-330 B.C.E. (British Museum)
  • Piero di Cosimo (1462-1521), Centauromachy (London: National Gallery)
  • Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Centauromachy (Madrid: Prado)

Classics 42: Mythology Slide Lectures

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