Further Resources: Deianira
- Read the story of Deianira and Hercules, as told by Apollodorus.
- Find out more about the river-god, Acheloos, from his entry in the Perseus Encyclopedia.
- Browse the catalog entries and see more pictures of the Boston cup with Hercules fighting Nessos, the Munich amphora depicting the same struggle for Deianira, or of the Berlin amphora showing Hercules wrestling Acheloos.
- See the quote from Bacchylides, on Deianira's envy, in context.
- Read about the nature of the Greek tragic plays, or about the Greek tragic playwright, Sophocles, who wrote about Hercules and Deianira in Trachiniae (The Women of Trachis).
- Look at a quote from Sophocles, in which Deianira explains how she obtained the potion from the centaur, Nessos.
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