The Journal of Hellenic Studies

Research Article

A reading of two fragments of Sophilos*

Sourvinou-Inwood Christiane


Two fragments of a vase by Sophilos are remnants of the earliest extant representation of the myth of the contest between Athena and Poseidon at Athens.


* This reading emerged in the course of the writing of a book concerning certain festivals and their cultic myth. It is therefore a very small (albeit independent) fragment of a much wider discourse which I thought I should expose here to immediate scrutiny.