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1 The Labyrinth as Katabasis = Descent into the Underworld The Labyrinth Descent into the Underworld

2 The Cyclops’ Cave as Katabasis

3 Odsysseus’ Descent into the Underworld Odysseus and Tiresias Odysseus and Elpenor Odysseus also meets Agamamnon and Achilles See Odyssey XI

4 Other Descents: Heracles and Cerberus Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France Catalogue Number: Louvre E701 Beazley Archive Number: N/A Ware: Caeretan Black Figure Shape: Hydria Painter: -- Date: ca 530 BC Period: Archaic

5 Cerberus

6 Hercules seizing Cerberus | Hercules approaches Cerberus as Athena looks on. Note the doric column and frieze used to indicate the palace of Hades. Andocides Painter (Paris, Louvre )

7 ... And my Conductor, with his spans extended, Took of the earth, and with his fists well filled, He threw it into those rapacious gullets (Inferno VI 25-37) Cerberus in Dante’s Inferno Etching by Gustave Doré ( )

8 Other Descents: Theseus Heracles Rescuing Theseus From the Chair of Forgetfulness

9 Aeneas’ Katabasis Sibyl leading Aeneas through the Underworld Jan Breughel II ( ) Brussels, Royal Museum of Ancient Art of Belgium

10 Orpheus and Eurydice Relief Sculpture, c. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples. (From L to R: Hermes, Eurydice, Orpheus)

11 Orpheus Leading EurydiceOrpheus Leading Eurydice. Camille Corot, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


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