1-4) attributed to a member of the circle of the Antimenes Painter, the Alkmene Painter, provides us with an occasion to look again at the apparently incongruous cause-and-effect relationship between an architectural event and a ceramic backwater.
Beazley attributed the hydria to the Alkmene Painter, one of the artists working in the wider circle of the Antimenes Painter around 530-510 B.C.
The only other piece attributed to the Alkmene Painter by Beazley is a very similar hydria in the British Museum (London B 301; see below, Figs.
(14) Another potential identity for a female figure who watches Herakles is his mother, Alkmene, who is labeled on the London hydria by the Alkmene Painter.
At the foot of Herakles' kline is Alkmene. Her himation is pulled up over her head, and covers much of her peplos, which is decorated with a dotted lozenge.
The other fables are "The Sailor-Boy's Tale," "The Dreaming Child," "The Fish," "Alkmene
," "The Pearls," "The Invincible Slave-Owners," and "The Heroine."
(18) Xenophon Contiades & Alkmene
Fotiadou, "Models of Constitutional Change" in Xenophon Contiades, ed, Engineering Constitutional Change: A Comparative Perspective on Europe, Canada and the USA (New York: Routledge, 2013) 417 at 431.
'Alkmene' has a spicy, sweet-tart taste, produces well, and flowers early enough to pollinate 'Gravenstein'.
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'Alkmene', which matures in early September, is a fine fresh apple but doesn't keep well.
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