A red-figured Attic vase1, belonging to the first half of
Evidence from art.
1 Found at Cervetri (Caere), and now in the Museum at Vienna: published in Monumenti dell' Inst., vol. VIII. pl. xv, and described by Benndorf, Annal. dell' Inst. (1865) pp. 212—216. Reproduced in O. Jahn's Electra, p. 175 (cp. the note by Michaelis, ib. p. vii). The vase has been designated as a “πελίκη”.
2 A stamnos found on the site of Volci in Etruria, and now in the Berlin Museum (no. 1007). Published by Gerhard, Etrusk. und Campanische Vasenbilder, pl. xxiv. It may be seen in Baumeister's Denkmäler, p. 1113; and in Jahn's Electra, p. 148.
3 Published by Conze in Monum. dell' Instit. vol. VI. pl. 57. Reproduced in Roscher's Lexikon der gr. und rom. Mythologie, art. Elektra, p. 1238.
4 Nicolaüs Damascenus (flor. circ. 20 B.C.) fr. 34 (Müller, Frag. Hist. vol. III. p. 374) “τοῦτον δὲ” (Orestes) “ἐρρύσατο Ταλθύβιος ἐξαρπάσας, καὶ ἐκθέμενος εἰς τὴν Φωκίδα παρὰ Στρόφιον”. The legend appears also in the so-called ‘Dictys Cretensis,’ bk. 6, c. 2, “Talthybius Oresten Agamemnonis filium manibus Aegisthi ereptum Idomeneo, qui apud Corinthum agebat, tradidit.” This work, written probably in the fourth cent. A. D. by one Septimius, purports to be translated from a history of the Trojan war by a Cretan contemporary with that war, named Dictys. See Teuffel, Hist. Rom. Lit., vol. II. § 416.
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