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LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Book X: Ulysses reports his adventures (Aeolus, Laestrygonians, Circe)vv. 233-236 (also Ovid, Metamorphoses, XIV, 270-277): Circe feeds Ulysses's comrades with poisoned wine
HomerOdyssey Book XII: Ulysses reports his adventures (Elpenor, Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, Cattle of Sol)vv. 181-191: Ulysses (bound to the mast) and his companions (with their ears stuffed) pass the Sirens
Further details
The scene in the background alludes to the Sirens
ARTIST/CREATOR
Amsterdam
DATE
1579
LOCATION
n/a
PRIMARY TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Vondel, Joost van denDe Vernieuwde Gulden Winckel der kunstlievende Nederlanders, Amsterdam, 1622, 52
ADDITIONAL TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (IMAGE ALSO REPRODUCED IN)
Haechtanus, Laurentius Microcosmos: Parvus Mundus Amsterdam 1579 52
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