Theseus & the Minotaur

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Mark Cartwright
published on 09 May 2012
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This Attic black figure vase shows Theseus killing the Minotaur of the Cretan labyrinth. A feminine figure looks on from the right, possibly Ariadne. Late 6th, early 5th century BCE. (Archaeological Museum, Milan).

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, May 09). Theseus & the Minotaur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Theseus & the Minotaur." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 09, 2012.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Theseus & the Minotaur." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 09 May 2012. Web. 02 Aug 2021.