Iconography
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book VIII: Continuation of the battle: Atys is killed, Tydeus is wounded and kills Melanippusvv. 134-148: Palaemon tells Adrastus of the disappearance of Amphiaraus
StatiusThebaid Book VIII: Continuation of the battle: Atys is killed, Tydeus is wounded and kills Melanippusvv. 218-236: The Thebans feast and praise the gods for the disappearance of Amphiaraus
Further details
The fire could be a reference of v. 209 that speaks of tributes paid to Amphiaraus as if to the cremation of his body - but naturally there was no body to burn
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 124v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
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