Sisyphus, Ixion and Tantalus

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Dan Diffendale
published on 17 February 2017
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A Roman sarcophagus showing three infamous figures from Greek mythology who were punished for their impiety: Sisyphus (who had to forever roll a stone up a hill), Ixion (who was tied to an ever-spinning wheel), and Tantalus (who could never quench his thirst). 160-170 CE, Rome. (Vatican Museums, Rome)

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Diffendale, D. (2017, February 17). Sisyphus, Ixion and Tantalus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6370/sisyphus-ixion-and-tantalus/

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Diffendale, Dan. "Sisyphus, Ixion and Tantalus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 17, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6370/sisyphus-ixion-and-tantalus/.

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Diffendale, Dan. "Sisyphus, Ixion and Tantalus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Feb 2017. Web. 22 Jul 2021.