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[Cadmus sowing the dragon's teeth.]

Image ID: 1623746

[Cadmus sowing the dragon's teeth.]  [Cadmo Milites è Serpentis Dentibus Nascuntur.] (16--)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Cadmus sowing the dragon's teeth.]

Alternate Title

: Cadmo Milites è Serpentis Dentibus Nascuntur.


: Baur, Joh. Wilhelm (Johann Wilhelm), 1600-1642 -- Artist

Created Date

: 16--


: Engravings

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 18.7 x 24.6 cm.


: 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 the remaining five men founded the city of Thebes. Note 2.) 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."

Original Source

: From Publii Ovidii Nasonis metamorphoseon, libri XV, oder, fünfzehn Bücher der Verwandlungen des römischen Dichters Publius Ovidius Naso. Ovid (43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D.), Author. Baur, Joh. Wilhelm (Johann Wilhelm) (1600-1642), Artist.


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Mythology -- B-C

Source Description

: 1 folder (20 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1623746

Record ID

: 1762119

Digital Item Published

: 7-29-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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