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Image Index > Divine Abduction/Seduction Scenes > Eos Seizes Tithonus


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The Dawn goddess Eos forcibly seizes the beautiful boy Tithonus, intending to make him her sexual partner for eternity. In contrast, the sides of the cup display pederastic courtship of youths by men. Compare Ibycus, fr. 289 PMG, where Eos' abduction of Tithonus is explicitly compared to Zeus' of Ganymede.


Artist Penthesileia Painter
Date c. 465 BCE
   
Museum and Inventory Number London, British Museum E72
   
References and Publications ARV2 885.93
   
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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.