Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Jupiter
Various activitiesThrowing a thunderbolt (Jupiter tonans)
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book X: In the night after the battle the Argives attack the sleeping Thebans in their camp, battle at the walls of Thebesvv. 907-939: Capaneus who is blaspheming Jupiter whilst scaling the walls of Thebes is killed by a thunderbolt
Further details
In the text, Capaneus is not standing in a landscape but climbing the wall of Thebes
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 174v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
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RELATIONS
British Library
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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