Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Hercules
Myths Labours Lernean hydraHydra alone
Centaurs
Various activitiesIn Hades (Vergil) or Hell (Dante)
Scylla (daughter of Phorcys)
After her transformation into a monster
Briareus
Geryon
Single figure
LITERATURE
Ancient
Vergil Aeneid CyclesManuscriptsVatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. lat. 3225 (Vergilius Vaticanus)
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 268-294: Encounter with hellish monsters
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Flora and Fauna
Fabulous animalsChimaera
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Allegories and personifications A-Z
War (Bellum)
Further details
Middle row: Briareus (reclining), Scylla, Geryon (reclining); bottom row: Aeneas, Bellum (with drawn sword), Hydra, Centaurs, Chimaera
ARTIST/CREATOR
Late Roman
DATE
circa 400
LOCATION
Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana → Vat. lat. 3225, fol. 47v (pict. 33)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
David H. Wright, The Vatican Vergil, Berkeley etc. 1993, pp. 48-49
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RELATIONS
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (digitised version)
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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