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Mark Cartwright
by Bibi Saint-Pol
published on 14 December 2016
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A detail from a black-figure amphora depicting the punishment of Sisyphus in Hades as Persephone looks on. 530 BCE. (Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich)

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