Sisyphus, Ixion and Tantalus

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Dan Diffendale
published on 17 February 2017

A Roman sarcophagus showing three infamous figures from Greek mythology who were punished for their impiety: Sisyphus (who had to forever roll a stone up a hill), Ixion (who was tied to an ever-spinning wheel), and Tantalus (who could never quench his thirst). 160-170 CE, Rome. (Vatican Museums, Rome)

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