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ID: 901001063
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901001063
Record Type: Character/Person

Theseus, King of Athens (Greek character)

Note: Hero of Attic legend, son of Aegeus, king of Athens, and Aethra, daughter of Pittheus, king of Troezen (in Argolis), or of the sea god, Poseidon, and Aethra. Legend relates that Aegeus, being childless, was allowed by Pittheus to have a child (Theseus) by Aethra. When Theseus reached manhood, Aethra sent him to Athens. On the journey he encountered many adventures.

Names:
Theseus, King of Athens (Greek character) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Theseus (Greek character) (English,U,N)
Θησεύς (Greek character) (Greek,U,N)
Θησέας (Greek character) (Greek,U,N)
Teseo (Greek character) (Italian-P,D,N)
Tezeo (Greek character) (undetermined,U,N)
Thesevs (Greek character) (undetermined,U,N)
Thészeusz (Greek character) (undetermined,U,N)
Tezeu (Greek character) (undetermined,U,N)
Tesėjas (Greek character) (undetermined,U,N)
Teseiu (Greek character) (undetermined,A,N)
Þeseifur (Greek character) (undetermined,U,N)
Тезей (Greek character) (undetermined,U,N)
ثيسيوس (Greek character) (Arabic,U,N)
תסאוס (Greek character) (Hebrew,U,N)
テーセウス (Greek character) (Japanese,U,N)
테세우스 (Greek character) (Korean,U,N)
忒修斯 (Greek character) (Chinese,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Greek iconography> (P)
........<Greek characters> (G)
............Theseus, King of Athens (Greek character) (I)
Related Iconography:
consort/spouse of .... Phaedra
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Phaedra (Greek character)) [901001665]
parent of .... Hippolytus
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Hippolytus (Greek character)) [901001950]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... legendary character
.....(characters (people by activity), people by activity, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
role/characteristic is .... king (person)
.....(monarchs, rulers (people), people in government and administration, people by occupation, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Ancient Greek (culture or style)
.....(Aegean periods, Aegean, Mediterranean (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Athenian
.....(Attic (culture), Ancient Greek (culture or style), Aegean periods, Aegean, Mediterranean (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)

Sources:
Theseus, King of Athens (Greek character)
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) 94M (story of) Theseus
Theseus (Greek character)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Θησεύς (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Θησέας (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Teseo (Greek character)
................ICCD database (1988-)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Tezeo (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Thesevs (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Thészeusz (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Tezeu (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Tesėjas (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Teseiu (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Þeseifur (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Тезей (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
ثيسيوس (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
תסאוס (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
テーセウス (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
테세우스 (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
忒修斯 (Greek character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/121/anne-louis-girodet-de-roucy-trioson-phaedra-rejecting-the-embraces-of-theseus-french-1800-000000/
................ Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2001-) http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/186832
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Theseus," accessed 11 July 2017

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