(photo on external web page)
Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Historia Thebana
The war between Eteocles and Polyneices and the Seven against Thebes Themis foresees the war between Eteocles and Polyneices
Themis
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses CyclesLyon 1532Part 2 (Books VI-X)
Vergil Aeneid Book X: Aeneas and Pallas, son of Evander, come to support the Trojans in the camp, Pallas is killed by Turnusvv. 888-908: Aeneas attacks the horse of Mezentius so that it throws him off, and then kills him with a sword
Vergil Aeneid Book X: Aeneas and Pallas, son of Evander, come to support the Trojans in the camp, Pallas is killed by Turnusvv. 812-820: After warning Lausus to desist from trying to rescue his father Mezentius, Aeneas kills him
Further details
The woodcut was originally created to illustrate an edition of the Aeneid, and is re-used here to accompany the episode of the Theban war. It is also found in part 3, f. 89r.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Anonymous
DATE
1532
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)Le Grand Olympe des histoires poëtiques du prince de poësie Ovide Naso en sa métamorphose, Lyon (Romain Morin) (USTC 49832), 1532, fol. 70r
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation. Images on external web-page, kindly provided by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Réserve des livres rares (RESP-YC-1627) - Gallica, public domain
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