Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Apollo
With other figuresMiscellaneous
AttributesMusical instrument Harp
Arion
Single figure
LITERATURE
Ancient
StatiusThebaid CyclesLondon, British Library, Burney MS 257 (Paris, first quarter 15th century)
StatiusThebaid Book VI: Establishment of the Nemean Games in honour of Opheltesvv. 296-388: Muster of the chariots for the race
SOCIAL LIFE
Sports
Charioteering
Music
Musical instrumentsStringPluckedHarp
Further details
In the text Apollo is invoked by the poet to inspire the description of the horses, and later he admires the charioteers - however, he never interacts with King Adrastus as shown here. Perhaps, the illuminator confused the horse Arion described at the beginning of the list in v. 301, with the singer
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 91r
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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