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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