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. 659-715: Aristia of Tydeus
StatiusThebaid Book VIII: Continuation of the battle: Atys is killed, Tydeus is wounded and kills Melanippusvv. 760-762: The dying Tydeus eats the head of Melanippus who had wounded him
Further details
The fights at the left could stand for some of the many combats in the description of the Aristia of Tydeus before his death (they do not fit with the death of Atys described in vv. 585-586, closer to the position of the miniature in the text) - Tydeus was mortally wounded when eating the head
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 132r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
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