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Altes Museum (Berlin)
Punishment of Dirce



Myth in short: Zeus the womanizer had impregnated Antiope. Antiope fled from her aunt Dirce and gave birth to a twin Amphion and Zetos in a cave. She was returned in force to her aunt, who treated her very badly. After some years she fled again and found her twins, now young men, in the same cave. The boys revenged their mother by tying Dirce to a bull and chasing the animal until she was dead.


Punishment of Dirce
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