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LITERATURE
Ancient
Vergil Aeneid Book IV: Love of Dido and Aeneas, after Aeneas's departure Dido kills herselfvv. 642-666: Dido stabs herself with Aeneas's swordDido stabs herself, standing or kneeling, with no funeral pyre in sight
Modern
Boccaccio, GiovanniDe claris mulieribus CyclesLondon, British Library, Royal 20 C V
Boccaccio, GiovanniDe claris mulieribus cap. 42: Dido or Elissa, Queen of Carthage
SOCIAL LIFE
Kingship
Queens
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Master of Boethius BnF fr. 12459
DATE
circa 1410
LOCATION
London, British Library → Royal 20 C V, fol. 65r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Boccaccio, GiovanniDes cleres et nobles femmes
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RELATIONS
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Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation. Images on external web-page, kindly provided by the British Library.
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