A set of drawings by Douris on an Athenian red-figure cup from Vulci in Etruria (490-480 B.C.) The deeds of Theseus are shown to rival the deeds of Herakles, the Athenian hero to be equal to the Dorian demigod. Herakles is a tough, mature man, Theseus is boyish, but he overcommen. Copy by Diana Webber, 2015.
Thetis and Nereids conveying armour across the sea to Achilles at Troy. Thetis is seated on a hippocamp; the Nereid on a dolphin. Between them is Eros. From a vase in the British Museum. Copy by Diana Webber, 2015.
Thesus carrying off Helen. His friend Potroclus on the left. At the death of his father, Thesus became King of Attica and endowed his people with wise institutions. He united them in a single group, built a communal prytantium in Athens, divided the citizens into three classes, erected temples and instituted the Panatheneae. At the same time, he continued his wandering life of adventure. He accompanied Hercules on an expedition against the Amazons, took part in hunting the wild boar of Calydon and sailed with the Argonauts. Copy by Diana Webber, 2015.