The Panathenaia was a festival organized in Athens to celebrate the city’s patron goddess, Athena. The prize for winning a competition was a large, black-figure amphora filled with olive oil.
One of the most dynamic heroes of the Trojan Cycle is Aeneas, whose depiction can be found throughout Italy before Rome usurped him as a national icon.
The inside from a cup currently in the British Museum depicts Hades and his wife Persephone enjoying a drink together.
The story of the brothers Vibenna occupies the space between Etruscan myth and Roman history.
A beautiful Attic cup, currently in the British Museum, depicts the major labours performed by the hero Theseus.
A beautiful Laconian cup depicts Arcesilaus II, the King of Cyrene, overseeing the weighing and loading of goods.