Images of heroism and martyrdom: borrowings from the Vatican Laocoon during the early modern period

Authors

  • Maria Berbara Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/figura.v1i0.10206

Abstract

Why is the Vatican Laocoon sitting down? Why would a man who is being, together with his two sons, mortally wounded, not stand up, or, on the contrary, fall down completely? And why does this unnatural position, after all, does not seem so strange to us?

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Published

2019-09-25

How to Cite

Berbara , M. (2019). Images of heroism and martyrdom: borrowings from the Vatican Laocoon during the early modern period. Figura: Studies on the Classical Tradition, 1, 238–258. https://doi.org/10.20396/figura.v1i0.10206