Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Briareus
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerIliad CyclesPrints by Flaxman and copies after them ((1793-1805)Copy of the first edition (engraved by Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen)
HomerIliad Book II: Agamemnon tests the spirit of the Greek by suggesting them to return, but eventually they go into battlevv. 7-16: Jupiter sends a misleading dream to Agamemnon
HomerIliad Book I: Agamemnon has to return Chryseis to her father and takes instead Briseis, who had been promised to Achilles, causing his wrathvv. 394-406: Achilles reminds Thetis how she had once sent the giant Briareus to defend Jupiter against Minerva, Juno and Neptune who wanted to bind him
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Riepenhausen, Ernst Ludwig (1765-1840) after Flaxman, John (1755-1826)
DATE
circa 1793 Undated copies after Flaxman's first edition from 1793
LOCATION
London, Warburg Institute
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
HomerJohn Flaxman's Umrisse zu Homer's Ilias und Odyssee, gestochen von E. Riepenhausen, Berlin, 1851, plate 2
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RELATIONS
library-record of illustrated text
Gallica (digitised version of the original 1793 edition)
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