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The Dioscuri & the rape of the Leucippides, with Peitho & Aphrodite | Greek vase, Athenian red figure hydria

O6.3 RAPE OF THE LEUKIPPIDES

Museum Collection: British Museum, London, UK
Catalogue Number: London E224
Beazley Archive Number: 220497
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Hydria
Painter: Attributed to the Meidias Painter
Date: ca 420 - 410 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Side A: Argonauts in the garden of the Hesperides (see other image)
Side B: The Dioskouroi twins (only one shown in this image) seize the maiden Leukippides, carrying them off by force to be their brides. The goddesses Aphrodite, seated on an altar, and Peitho (seductive persuasion) attend the scene. Peitho flees when persuasion is replaced by force.

ARTICLESLeukippides, Dioskouroi, Aphrodite, Peitho

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