Prometheus & Atlas

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by Karl-Ludwig G. Poggemann
published on 20 April 2013

A black-figure Lakonian kylix, c. 570-560 BCE, depicting the Titans Atlas carrying the world on his shoulders and Prometheus being tormented by an eagle sent by Zeus to eat his liver as punishment for giving mankind the gift of fire, stolen from Hephaistos. (Gregoriano Etrusco Museum, Vatican).



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