Eimmart: Tiberinus prophecies to Aeneas

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Aeneas is asleep in a sitting position under trees, leaning on a boulder; Tiberinus the River God, (not the Tiber river) flowing out of the water above an urn, speaks to him.

Aeneas schläft im Sitzen, auf einen Felsblock gestützt, unter Bäumen; Tiberinus, durch eine Urne, aus der Wasser fließt, (night etwa durch den Tiber-Fluss) als Flussgot charakterisiert, spricht zu ihm. (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. 35.

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The god Tiberinus approaches Aeneas in his sleep, prophesying to him about Alba Longa, Ascanius’ future, and the location of King Evander from lines 36 through 65. (Lucy McInerney)

Bibliography: 

Werner Suerbaum, Handbuch der illustrierten Vergil-Ausgaben, 1502–1840 (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2008), 35.

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1688
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Dimensions: 
21.86x16.92cm
Inscription: 
Lib. VIII. Aen. v. 36. Nox erat, et terras animalia fessa per omnes/ Alitum pecudumque genus sopor altus habebat:/ usque 45.
Location: 
Bavarian State Library, Munich
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