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Lorenzo Bartolini | Dircé, 1834 | Musée du Louvre, Parigi


Ingres Jean-Auguste-Dominique (1780-1867)
Portrait of Lorenzo Bartolini, Musée du Louvre
Dircé (/ˈdɜrsiː/; Ancient Greek: Δίρκη, pronounced Dirke, modern Greek pronunciation Dirki, meaning "double" or "cleft") was the wife of Lycus in Greek mythology, and aunt to Antiope whom Zeus impregnated. Antiope fled in shame to King Epopeus of Sicyon, but was brought back by Lycus through force, giving birth to the twins Amphion and Zethus on the way. Dirce hated Antiope and treated her cruelly after Lycus gave Antiope to her; until Antiope, in time, escaped.