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Challenging Zeus

Challenging Zeus

The monstrous Typhon

Shortly after he had overthrown the Titans, Zeus was challenged by a monstrous creature: Typhon. The offspring of Gaia and Tartaros, Typhon was a monster with reptilian characteristics and the ability to breathe fire.

Written by Josho Brouwers

Exekias and the Aithiopis

Exekias and the Aithiopis

Scenes from a lost epic on two black-figure amphoras

Following the action of the Iliad, the Trojan War continued in the Aithiopis, a lost epic in which Achilles fought and killed the Amazon Penthesileia and Memnon, king of the Ethiopians, before dying himself at the hands of the Trojan prince Paris. Two black-figure vases attributed to the potter and painter Exekias feature scenes from this epic.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

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