Myth Reading Group 8 March: Philostratus the Elder, Imagines

The Myth Reading Group meets on ‘Zoom’ on Monday 8 March, 5:30-6:30 pm (UK time). The link to join is posted in the comments for this post. All are welcome.

Ancient Greek water jar depicting Dionysus, with pirates turning into dolphins.

Etruscan Hydria, c. 500 BC.

This week’s text is an extract from the Imagines of Philostratus the Elder (third century AD). The reading covers two sections which recapitulate the mythic accounts in the Bacchae and the Homeric Hymn to Dionysus, affording us the opportunity to see how the myths have been reinterpreted.

Please read section 1. 18 (Bacchantes) and section 1. 19 (Tyrrhenian Pirates), available online in Arthur Fairbanks’ Loeb translation (1931):

English Translation (Arthur Fairbanks, 1931)

Interactive Greek text (NB section numbers are different):

Alternative link:

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2 Responses to Myth Reading Group 8 March: Philostratus the Elder, Imagines

  1. ὑποκείμενον says:

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/96844793646

    Meeting ID: 968 4479 3646

  2. Luis Alberto says:

    Thanks!

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