Eimmart: Aeneas leaves offerings for his nurse Caieta

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Aeneas leaves offerings for his dead nurse Caieta.

Aeneas lässt Totenopfer für seine Amme Caieta darbringen. (Suerbaum)

Engraving from a German children’s picture-book version of the Aeneid by G. J. Lang and G. C. Eimmart, “A tapestry of Roman virtues as seen in Vergil’s Aeneas and his brave deeds, rendered in sparkling engravings, as illustrations of the remarkable deeds of antiquity, for the common benefit of noble youth,” (Peplus virtutum Romanarum in Aenea Virgiliano eiusque rebus fortiter gestis, ad maiorem antiquitatis et rerum lucem, communi iuventutis sacratae bono, aere renitens) (Nuremburg: J.L. Buggel, 1688), pl. 28.

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Book VII begins with a short epithet on the death of Aeneas’ nurse Caieta. In the engraving, a sheep has just been slaughtered, offerings are being burnt, and tributes have been set up. The ships in the background show that Aeneas and his men have just landed. (Lucy McInerney)

Bibliography: 

Werner Suerbaum, Handbuch der illustrierten Vergil-Ausgaben, 1502–1840 (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2008), 28.

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Date: 
1688
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21.86x16.92cm
Inscription: 
Lib. VII. Aen: v. 5 At pius exsequiis Aeneas rite solutis/ Aggere composito tumulit, etc./ usque 7.
Location: 
Bavarian State Library, Munich
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