Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Myths and Legends: Bucephalus and Alexander

Bucephalus and Alexander. To find out more about Bucephalus, "Ox-Head," the famous horse of Alexander, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

Here you see the famous moment in which Alexander alone realizes that the mighty horse Bucephalus ("Ox-Head") is frightened by its own shadow. He therefore turned the horse to face into the sun, thus managing to mount and tame him when all others had failed. You can read a Latin account of this story here: Anecdota Latina.

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