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GODS & MYTHS
Mars
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LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book III: The Thebans bury the dead, Polyneices and Adrastus, stirred up by Mars, declare war against Thebesvv. 440-451: Adrastus is contemplating whether to enter into war, and decides to consult oracles
Further details
The significance of the image is unclear, it could also illustrate vv. 420-449, describing how Mars strides through Argos, bringing it into a warlike mood
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 45v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
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British Library
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