Eimmart: Aeneas brings the Golden Bough to the Sibyl

    Aeneas, kneeling with Achates in front of the Sibyl in the temple next to a cave, shows her the Golden Bough.

    Aeneas, zusammen mit Achates vor der Sibylle im Tempel nebeneiner Höhle kniend, zeigt ihr den Goldenen Zweig. (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. 23.


    Having found the Golden Bough with the help of Venus’ doves, Aeneas brings it to the Sibyl. She stands on the steps of her temple at Cumae, and the many caves of the Euboean cliffs makeup the background, as described at 42-43. (Lucy McInerney)

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    Lib. VI. Aen: v. 210. Corripit extemplo Aeneas, avidusque refringit/ Cunctantem, et vatis portat sub tecta Sibyllae.
    Bavarian State Library, Munich
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