Sisyphos

Detail from an Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 510 BC. Leiden, National Museum of Antiquities PC 49Legendary King of Corinth with a bad reputation for dishonesty and for trying to cheat Death. As a result he was condemned in Hades to push a boulder up hill, and then again and again as it rolled back. He appears in some scenes of the Underworld.

Above: Detail from an Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 510 BC. Leiden, National Museum of Antiquities PC 49 © National Museum of Antiquities