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GODS & MYTHS
Circe
Myths Attempts to seduce Picus,then thwarted turns him into a woodpecker
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses CyclesVenice 1497
HomerOdyssey Book X: Ulysses recounts his adventures (Aeolus, Laestrygonians, Circe)vv. 237-243 (also Ovid, Metamorphoses, XIV, 278-286): Circe touches Ulysses's companions with her rod, turning them into pigs
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Venetian
DATE
1497
LOCATION
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)Ovidio metamorphoseos vulgare (translated by Giovanni Bonsignore, GW M28952), Venice (Rubeus for Giunta), 1497, fol. 122v
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RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
Opac Plus Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
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