The Origins of the Goddess Ariadne

Second, online edition of a thesis presented to the Committee on Degrees in Folklore and Mythology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 27 March 1970. Read more

Ariadne Asleep and Frenzied

The Sleeping Ariadne in Naxos by John Vanderlyn (Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain) In a recent post we shared a description of Ariadne as offered by Philostratus the Elder: But look at Ariadne, or rather her sleep. Her breasts are bare to her navel, her neck is… Read more

The Verbal and Visual Art of Ariadne

Opera, like ancient Greek lyric and epic, is a highly visual art capable of mesmerizing audiences with spectacles of joy, shocking humor, and the depths of grief. The current Glimmerglass production of Ariadne in Naxos sets the Ariadne myth in modern times. Below are  renderings of Bacchus and Ariadne by designer Erik Teague for… Read more