Shakespeare finds precedents for the women of his late romances in the legends about Theseus such as his Cretan adventures. Sarcophagus of Hagia Triada. Detail of Bull Sacrifice, circa 1450-1400 BC. Pigment Molded, painted Minoan (Late): Herakleion. Archeological Museum. ¬©Kathleen Cohen: Cohen World Images (California State University): under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 License.