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Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses CyclesCologne 1607 (de Passe, partially after Goltzius and de Vos)
HomerOdyssey Book IX: Ulysses reports his adventures (Cicones, Lotophages, Polyphemus)vv. 287-294 (also Ovid, Metamorphoses, XIV, 205-212): Polyphemus devours two comrades of Ulysses
HomerOdyssey Book X: Ulysses reports his adventures (Aeolus, Laestrygonians, Circe)vv. 237-243 (also Ovid, Metamorphoses, XIV, 278-286): Circe touches Ulysses's companions with her rod, turning them into pigs
SOCIAL LIFE
Eating and drinking
CannibalismMiscellaneous
Further details
Polyphemus is shown two-eyed
ARTIST/CREATOR
Passe, Crispijn van de, the Elder (c1565-1637)
DATE
1602 - 1604
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)P. Ovid. Nasonis XV. Metamorphoseon librorum figurae elegantissime a Crispiano Passaeo laminis aeneis incisae (VD17 23:263857Y), Coloniae (Passaeus); Arnhemiae (Janssonius), 1607, plate 120
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek
Acknowledgements
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