Lekythos with Amymone and Poseidon Artist: the Phiale Painter Date: ca 430 BCE Provenance: Ancona, Italy Location: New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art Rogers Fund, 1917; inventory number 17.230.35 Material and Dimensions: Attic, clay, H 45.1 cm, diameter 13.6 cm
An Attic red-figure stamnos from Vulci c. 480-450 BCE depicting the myth of Odysseus tied to his ship's mast in order to resist the enchanting song of the Sirens. The episode occurs during the hero's long voyage home to Ithaka following the end of the Trojan War. Interestingly, the vase shows one Siren descending into the sea which possibly references the legend that the Sirens would die if any sailors ever successfully escaped their clutches. (British Museum, London).
Na Antiga Grécia, berço da nossa civilização e origem mítica da nossa cultura, o mundo das Ideias e o mundo físico conviviam lado a lado, sem a grande separação entre Espírito e Matéria que tanto caracterizaram o positivismo científico dos dois últimos séculos.
http://www.greekmythology.com/ The link here is a wonderful website full of specific information on the myths and heroes of Ancient Greece. Simple layout and easy to use, all of the information in here is public domain.