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Title
Cadmo milites è serpentis dentibus nascuntur
Additional title: Cadmus sowing the dragon's teeth
Names
Baur, Joh. Wilhelm (Johann Wilhelm), 1600-1642 (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- B-C

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1700 (Approximate)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-B-C
Topics
Fighting
Mythology
Athena (Greek deity)
Minerva (Roman deity)
Soldiers -- To 499
Goddesses
Cadmus (Greek mythology)
Sowing
Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D. Metamorphoses
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Content: After Cadmus slaughtered the dragon, Athena (Minerva) told him to sow the dragon's teeth in the ground. Armed warriors sprang up from the earth and fought one another until only five remained; Cadmus and these remaining five men founded the city of Thebes.
Source identifier: 11556 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Content: Includes additional text in Latin and German. Written on border: "Minerva tells Cadmus to sow the dragon's teeth from which soldiers are to be born ; 'Metamorphoses' by Ovid (Book 3.) ; Engr. after J.W. Baur, 17th cen."
Physical Description
Etchings
Extent: Plate mark 15 x 22 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a6521960-c5be-012f-0b67-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1600: Creator Born
  • 1642: Creator Died
  • 1700: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Cadmo milites è serpentis dentibus nascuntur" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1700. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c08-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Cadmo milites è serpentis dentibus nascuntur" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 22, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c08-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1700). Cadmo milites è serpentis dentibus nascuntur Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-0c08-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Cadmo milites è serpentis dentibus nascuntur