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Image Index > Divine Abduction/Seduction Scenes > Eros Watches Ganymede Reveal Himself To Zeus


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Ganymede, holding a lyre, opens up his cloak to give Zeus full view of his body. Zeus crouches down to get a good view, holding his thunderbolt in his left hand. Eros sits on a cloud between them, focussing his attention on Zeus.


Artist Unknown
Date c. 350 BCE
   
Museum and Inventory Number Oxford, Ashmolean Museum 1917.54
   
References and Publications G. Koch-Harnack, Knabenliebe und Tiergeschenke: Ihre Bedeutung im päderastischen Erziehungsystem Athens. (Berlin 1983) Fig 116.
   
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This website makes available to the public the first two chapters of Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents, edited by Thomas K. Hubbard and published by University of California Press in April 2003. The index also lists the rest of the sourcebook's contents; the book may be ordered at www.ucpress.edu, list price $34.95 paperback. In addition, a file of close to 200 pertinent artistic images is assembled, including those published in the sourcebook and many others. Acknowledgement is made to University of California Press for permission to reproduce this material, as well as to the various museums that have granted permission to use their photographic images. Comments may be directed to Prof. Hubbard at tkh@mail.utexas.edu.