Here some figures Heroides of Ovide (roman poet of 43 before Christi until approximately 17 to Christi), this Amorous of legends, how they of artits end of the 15. Century or to commencement of 16. Century was seen. It is first the siblings, in fact the king's daughters of Knossos on Crete name Minos, (son of the Zeus and the Europe) and of Pasiphaé, the Thésée, Greek myth: son of the God Poseidon, seduced.


ARIADNE give Thésée the thread, through the he out of the labyrinth (creates of Dädalus) again out-found. She escape with him, is left behind on the isle Naxos however. On the isle they stand without clothing amid the animals.  The ship of the corrupter flees into the horizon.  (picture right)


PHÈDRE seem happier.  She married Thésée.  However this already had a son, in fact Hippolytos, in that PHÈDRE fall in love the unhappy woman itself, that the love however doesn't reply.  The tragedy takes their sprint.  The miniature-painting shows PHÈDRE, with a runner of the you a letter of Hippolytos hands over, that contains the cancellation. (picture on the left). On it PHÈDRE Hippolytos at Thésée slanders, caused his death and committed on it suicide. 


MÉDÉE the magician daughter of the king Aietes in Kolchis, helped Iasons the Golden fleece to win. Average picture above.  You have sacrificed even for it their brother Absyrte.  However to ten years Iason MÉDÉE despite their two children leaves, in fact because of Kreusa, the king's daughter of Corinth. MÉDÉE killed the rival.  The Corinther murdered thereupon their both children. You flee to Athens to the king Aigeus and became that wife; they had to yield however with their and the Aigeus son Medos anew, because they aspired to the son of the Aigeus Theseus to the life. In Asia they became the ancestress of the Meder.



LUCRÈCE didn't hear fell in love to the, that through Ovide was described. You had been for it however worthy. As Mrs. Lucius Tarquinnius Collatinus became through Sextus Tarquin they, the son of the roman king Tarquin super-bus, dishonors, whereupon they itself in the presence their husband the death gave. Picture middle underneath. The legendary tradition according to causes the incident the tumble of the royalty.



Sources of the illustrations:  ARLANE, National Library, ms. frankly.  874, Fol. 179; PHÈDRE, ibid, fol. 29; Médée, ms. Franc. 873, foll.  74; LUCRECE, ms. Franc. 365, fol. 27

Commentary of Emile A. Van Moé. Supplements Hans Terwege.