There is a similar fragment of Aeschylus, Danaides, also quoted by Athenaeus.
It was like the cask of Danaides into which the public had been pleased to pour its deposits.
Before, in that dreaming time, I saw that I had drawn water like the Danaides, in a pitcher full of holes.
One of the fifty daughters of Danaus, who were collectively called the Danaides.
Euripides begins with the opening lines of the Danaides (a play now lost).
Can that be the abyss of which mythology warns us under the fable of the Danaides and their cask?
This they apply as an emblem of endless and ineffectual labour, like the stone of Sisyphus, and the sieves of the Danaides.
The history of practical medicine had been like the story of the Danaides.
Mrs. Smidgkin, Mrs. Smidgkin, are you aware that the rain pours outside like the tears of the Danaides on their wedding night?
I fancied I here saw the wheel of Ixion, and the incessant labour of the Danaides.