Euripides’ Cadmus (E.16)

The fragment attributed to Cadmus
illustrates the use of the word “chaos:
as equivalent to “air”

The Fragment…

Heaven, seat of the gods over us;
what lies between heaven and earth some call ‘chaos’

Hendrick Goltzius, The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus, 1588

Hendrick Goltzius, The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus, 1588

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