(photo on external web page)
Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Historia Troiana
Events before the Trojan War The Greeks prepare for war Menelaus mourning the rape of Helen
Dioscuri
MythsCastor and Pollux disappearing at sea (trying to rescue Helen)
LITERATURE
Modern
Lydgate, JohnTroy Book CyclesManchester, John Rylands Library, English MS 1 (Mid-15th century)Book II
Lydgate, JohnTroy Book Book IIvv. 4255-4508: Menelaus swoons at the news of Helen's abduction, Castor and Pollux shipwreck when trying to rescue her
Further details
The persons in the shipwreck are here labelled Menelaus and Nestor, but it was Castor and Pollux who drowned on the way to Troy
ARTIST/CREATOR
English
DATE
mid 15th century
LOCATION
Manchester, John Rylands Library → English MS 1, fol. 53r
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Rylands-Warburg Project, Pilot
Acknowledgements
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