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Tithonus the Kitharode

Ruth Scodel

The University of Michigan

Discussions of Sappho 58, the Tithonus poem, have not considered evidence from Attic vase-painting: in several red-figure paintings Tithonus holds a lyre as Eos abducts him (London 1836,0224.82, Boston 03.816, Cambridge GR 22.1937, Louvre G 348, Florence Museo Archeologico Etrusco 4428).A kitharodist Tithonus as object of Dawn’s desire could be paradigmatic for the chorus as well as the speaker.

Session/Panel Title

Lightning Talks #2: Greek Literature

Session/Paper Number

36.3

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