This material was prepared by Professor Thomas J. Sienkewicz for his Classical Mythology class at Monmouth College. If you have any questions, you may contact him at

Slide Lecture for Myth of Demeter and Persephone

Demeter of Cnidos. Sculpture. British Museum
Ceres. Relief with grain
Ceres. Roman statue
Ceres. John Storr. Chicago Board of Trade
Demeter and Persephone. Detail from red-figure pot
Persephone. Dante Rossetti. 1877. Tate Gallery
Rape of Persephone. Medieval woodcut
Rembrandt. Rape of Proserpina. 1628-29
Rape of Persephone. Tarentum. Limestone group. 3rd cent. B.C.
Rape of Persephone. Thomas Benton. 1939. Nelson Art Gallery.
Proserpina brooch
Bernini. Rape of Proserpina. Borghese Gallery. Rome
Hermes and Persephone. Attic red-figure crater. N.Y. Met
Hades and Persephone Enthroned in Underworld Greek, c.470 B.C. Locri relief
Demeter, Persephone and Triptolemus , 5th century B.C. Greek New York Met votive relief
Views of Eleusis

Return to Monmouth College Classics Dept. Home Page