Iconography
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. 58-91: Maeon reports the failed ambush to Eteocles, curses him and stabs himself
Further details
The image shows Maeon being murdered rather than stabbing himself
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
1st quarter 15th century possibly c1405
LOCATION
London, British Library → Burney 257, fol. 38r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Statius (Publius Papinius Statius)Thebaid
Acknowledgements
Image kindly provided by the British Library (public domain)
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