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Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Book illustrations -- Virgil

Dates / Origin
Date Created: unknown
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Topics
Eagles -- Mythology
Jupiter (Roman deity)
Mercury (Roman deity)
Venus (Roman deity)
Carthage (Extinct city) --
Notes
Content : Jupiter, king of the gods, sits at center, his eagle holding a thunderbolt overhead. His daughter, Venus, is at right. Mercury, messenger of the gods, is at left wearing his winged helmet and sandals and holding the caduceus (a staff entwined with two snakes).

Content : Jupiter, moved by the pleadings of his daughter Venus on behalf of the wandering Aeneas and his Trojans, will send Mercury to the city of Carthage (shown below with its walls, harbor and ships) to ensure that Aeneas is welcomed by queen Dido.

Content: Plate from an unidentified edition of Dryden's translation of the Aeneid.
Physical Description
Form: Copper engravings ( Art and Architecture Thesaurus )
Form: Etchings ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: f10173d0-c5bd-012f-26d4-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • : Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Gods in council." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-2ffb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Gods in council." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 6, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-2ffb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. Gods in council. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-2ffb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Gods in council.