Sisyphus as a Means of Imagining the Underworld
27 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2017
Date Written: April 22, 2006
This paper examines Greek vases with joking representations of famous sinners punished in the Underworld – Sisyphos, Oknos, and the Dainads. These vases stand as evidence for certain Greek beliefs about life after death. These beliefs are probably connected to Orphic initiation or a similar classical ‘mystery’ religions.
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