(photo on external web page)
Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Historia Troiana
Events before the Trojan War The Greeks prepare for war Achilles and Patroclus visit the Oracle of DelphiCalchas learns the Trojans will be defeated and joins the Greeks
Events before the Trojan War The Greeks prepare for war Achilles and Patroclus visit the Oracle of DelphiAchilles and Patroclus consult the Oracle
Events before the Trojan War The Greeks prepare for war The sacrifice of IphigeniaCalchas and the omen of the dragon devouring the nine birds
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses CyclesLyon 1532Part 3 (Books XI-XV)
Further details
The woodcut is a copy of the Venice 1497 edition where it illustrated the episode of Calchas and the omen of the dragon devouring the nine birds. Here it is instead used to illustrate Achilles's visit to Delphi and Calchas joining the Greeks.
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. 42r
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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