ObeliskThemes in Art

Epic Poems

Metamorphoses, Ancient Rome

The transformations of man and gods from before formation of the world

Metamorphoses

Ovid, 1 CE
The Aeneid, Ancient Rome

The adventures of Aeneis the Trojan, and what happens when the gods hate you

The Aeneid

Virgil, 19 CE
The Divine Comedy, Gothic Art

The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri, 1320
The Epic of Gilgamesh, Mesopotamia

The Epic of Gilgamesh

2100 BCE
The Gilgamesh Flood Tablet, Mesopotamia

The Gilgamesh Flood Tablet

700 BCE
The Iliad, Ancient Greece

The Iliad

Homer, translated by Samuel Butler, 800 BCE
The Mahābhārata, Classical India

It takes 1.8 million words to describe the meaning of life

The Mahābhārata

Vyasa, 400 BCE
The Odyssey, Ancient Greece

The Odyssey

Homer, 800 BCE
More Themes in Art
Boats, Themes in Art

Boats

Artists of the African Diaspora, Themes in Art

Artists of the African Diaspora

Social Realism, Themes in Art

Social Realism

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