(photo on external web page)
Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Historia Troiana
Events before the Trojan War The rape of Helen Paris and Helen meet in the temple of Venus
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses CyclesLyon 1532Part 3 (Books XI-XV)
Vergil Aeneid Book IV: Love of Dido and Aeneas, after Aeneas's departure Dido kills herselfvv. 90-128: Juno suggests to Venus that Dido should marry Aeneas, Venus feigns assent
Further details
The woodcut was originally created to illustrate an edition of the Aeneid, and is re-used here to illustrate the episode of Paris and Helen first meeting. It is also found in part2, f. 25r.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Anonymous
DATE
1532
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)Le Grand Olympe des histoires poëtiques du prince de poësie Ovide Naso en sa métamorphose, Lyon (Romain Morin) (USTC 49832), 1532, fol. 34v
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation. Images on external web-page, kindly provided by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Réserve des livres rares (RESP-YC-1627) - Gallica, public domain
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