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Catullus 1
Unknown authorUnknown author, RomanVirgilFolio014rVergilPortrait, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

Aeneas sailing to Pallanteum
anonymous, RomanVirgilFolio077r, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

Imperial War Museum collection, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Alexander Rothaug, public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Neptune and Amphitrite, Roman era, public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Proust at 150
Detail, Phidias showing the frieze of the Parthenon to his friends, public domain.

Judgement of Paris
Henryk Siemiradzki, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Invitation to Maecenas
Bacchus, detail, Michaelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, detail, Uffizi, public domain

Juno and Allecto
Master of the Aeneid legend, public domain via Wikimedia Commons

The stag
The Roman Vergil, Ascanius shoots the stag, public domain

Orestes pursued by Furies, John Singer Sargent, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Latinus’s Hall
John of Gaunt and the King of Portugal, Master of the Getty Froissart, public domain

Carpe diem
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, John William Waterhouse, public domain

Wright Barker, public domain

Copa Syrisca
Ionian dancing girl, John William Godward, public domain

The Trojans arrive in Italy
Master of the Aeneid, fulfilment of the prophecy of the tables, Walters Art Museum, public domain

Sailing to Byzantium
Justinian I, mosaic, Church of San Vitale, Ravenna, 6th century, public domain

Sailko, Mirabello Cavalori, lavinia all’ara, 1570-73 circa, 03, CC BY 3.0

Red Morning Sky
Photo by Pseudopanax, public domain

Lucretius, engraving by Guernier, public domain

Via Appia by Boulanger, public domain

Gods and Demons
Iris carrying the waters of Styx to Olympus, Guy Head 1793, public domain

Francesco Albani, public domain

The poet mourns
Lesbia’s sparrow, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, public domain

Thetis the shape-shifter
Drawing of kylix by Peithinos colourised by Kathleen Vail, public domain

Realms of Gold
The Kiss, Gustav Klimt, public domain

Propertius on the razzle
Thomas Couture, Walters Art Gallery, public domain

William Blake, Blake Archive, public domain

© Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY 2.5, Female mourners Louvre CA1325, CC BY 2.5

Public domain; photo Jona Lendering

Saint Loup of the Brazen Helm
Bellerophon, Roman mosaic, Musee Rollin, Autun, public domain

Marcel Proust
Proust, Jacques-Émile Blanche, public domain

Troilus and Cressida
Wall painting from Pompeii, Museo Archeologico Napoli,

Portrait by John Taylor (?), public domain

Love prospers
Venus and Cupid, Jean-Baptiste Regnault, public domain

Eheu fugaces
The daughters of Danaus, John William Waterhouse, public domain

Horace’s Ode to a wine-jar
Banquet, fresco from Herculaneum, public domain

Augustus in the Elysian Fields
Vincenzo Camuccini, A Roman triumphal entry, public domain

The gates of sleep
Henry Fuseli, the Shepherd’s Dream, Tate Gallery, public domain

The Elysian Fields
Jacques-Louis David, Leonidas at Thermopylae, the Louvre; public domain

Pandemonium, by John Martin, the Louvre; public domain, photo by Stéphane Magnenat

Aeneas and Dido
Wenceslaus Hollar, Aeneas and Dido in the underworld, public domain

The Master of the Aeneid, Aeneas enters the underworld, Walters Art Museum, public domain

Aeneas’s sacrifice
Master of the Aeneid, Aeneas sacrificing to the gods of the underworld, Walters Art Museum, public domain

Lesbia’s sparrow
Sir Edward Poynter, public domain

The golden bough
JMW Turner, Tate Britain, public domain

Cumaean Sibyl
1896 illustration, public domain

Hiroshige, snow scene, Kanbara, woodblock print 1833, public domain

The last of Dido
Lucretia, by Rembrandt, public domain, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Integer vitae
Wolf by Gary Kramer, US Fish and Wildlife Service, public domain

DG Rossetti, Helen of Troy, 1863, Kunsthalle Hamburg, public domain-min

Vivamus, mea Lesbia
A Roman Beauty, John William Godward, public domain, photo Christies

Lesbia’s sparrow
The Sparrow of Lesbia by Guillaume Charles Brun, public domain

Frank Vassen, Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia), Gugny, Biebrzański Park Narodowy, Polska cropped, CC BY-SA 4.0

Spoken Latin poems,_Galleria_Estense_Modena.jpg

The consolation of philosophy
Boethius teaching and imprisoned, ms of 14th century, Glasgow University Library, public domain

The Iliad begins
Achilles surrenders Briseis, Casa del Poeta Tragico, Pompeii , public domain

The Odyssey begins
John William Waterhouse, Gallery Oldham, Circe offering the cup to Odysseus, public domain

Eclogue 4
Saturnalia, by Antoine Callet, public domain

Aeneas begins the story of Troy

RomanVirgilFolio100vAeneasDidoConvivium public domain

Laocoon’s warning, by the Master of the Aeneid Legend, Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund, public domain

Laocoon attacked by serpents, National Museum Naples, public domain, photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen

The death of Priam
Jean-Baptiste Regnault / Public domain

Aeneas and Anchises
Johann Heinrich Schönfeld / Public domain

Willy Pogany, Phineus and the Harpies by Willy Pogany, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

Auguste Rodin, Orpheus and Eurydice, Metropolitan Museum of Art, public domain

Dido in love
John William Godward artist QS:P170,Q464999, John William Godward – Dolce Far Niente (1904), marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

Dido’s hunt
Spring, Lawrence Alma-Tadema / Public domain

Mercury’s journey to Carthage
Anton Mirou, landscape with Mercury, public domain

Hell hath no fury

Antonio Zucchi, Dido and Aeneas, National Trust, public domain

Aeneas prepares to sail from Carthage
Aeneas departs from Carthage, Master of the Aeneid, Metropolitan Museum of Art, public domain

The death of Dido
Suicide of Dido, Walters Art Museum, public domain

Frederic Edwin Church, Rainy Season in the Tropics, Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco, public domain

Fire in the fleet
Claude Lorrain, the Trojan women set fire to their fleet, public domain

Venus and Anchises
William Blake Richmond, Walker Art Gallery, public domain

Welcome to Pantheon Poets

Ovid and Horace’s different takes on love

Louvre Museum / CC BY ( c Marie-Lan Nguyen/ wikipedia commons

Apollo and King Midas by Simon Floquet, public domain, photo Sotheby’s


Poor Catullus
Lawrence Alma-Tadema / Public domain

Catullus brother

Ad Meskens, Metropolitan mosaic floor panel Roman 2C 2, CC BY-SA 3.0

Paul Celan
Pass photograph 1938, photographer unknown, public domain
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Propertius introduces us to Cynthia

George John Pinwell (1842–1875), engraved by Joseph Swain creator QS:P170,Q16856885, Sirens (Pinwell), marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons
Propertius’s Sleeping Beauty

Edmund Dulac, Edmund Dulac Sleeping Beauty, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

Complaint to a door

Medieval castle door, Thomas Quine, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 generic Licence




Regulus, by Andries Cornelis Lens, Hermitage Museum, public domain

Neptune’s feast day
Roman mosaic from Centocelle, public domain

Exegi monumentum

ArchaiOptix, Wall painting – banquet scene in triclinium – Pompeii (V 2 4) – Napoli MAN 120031 – 03, CC BY-SA 4.0 unaltered

Lyre bird, J. Gould and E. Gould, public domain

Kithara and harp player, Pompeii, ph. Wolfgang Rieger, public domain

O Fons Bandusiae

Photo by Halcyoon, mountain spring near Atelari,


James Joyce

C. Ruf, James Joyce in 1915, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons


Julia Margaret Cameron creator QS:P170,Q230120, Alfred Tennyson by Julia Margaret Cameron, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Hardy

Van Gogh


Goethe an den Mond
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Louis Ammy Blanc artist QS:P170,Q1871470, Schiller by Louis Ammy Blanc, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons
Moonlit scene by Samuel Palmer, public domain

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Roman_de_la_Rose_f._28r_(Author_at_writing_desk) Nat. Library of Wales/public domain

W B Yeats
George Grantham Bain collection, Library of Congress

Leda and the Swan
by Kirchner, public domain

George Chapman
anonymous, George-Chapman, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

Alexander Pope public domain