Further Resources: The Belt of Hippolyte
- Read the story of Hercules and the Belt of Hippolyte, as told by Apollodorus, the ancient writer who collected legends in his mythology handbook, the Library.
- The Temple of Zeus at Olympia was decorated with sculptures illustrating the Labors of Hercules. Look at the sculpture catalog entry for the Belt of Hippolyte metope.
- Learn more about one type of ancient warship, called a trireme, and see pictures of a reconstructed trireme.
- Read another tale of the Amazons (without Hercules this time), from the historian Herodotus' Histories.
- What would an ancient battle have been like?
- Look at other vases with amazons, or with Hercules fighting the amazons on them.
- See the catalog entry for the Mississippi vase of the running amazon, the London vase with the ship, the Philadelphia vase depicting an amazon and her dog, the Malibu vase with the amazons putting on armor, the Mississippi vase with the amazon on horseback, or the Tampa vase of Hercules fighting the amazons.
- Amazons were frequently mentioned in Greek literature. Follow a list of links in the Perseus encyclopedia listing for amazons to find more stories about the women warriors.
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