The Latin Daedalus, by Vergil and Ovid

Stephen Rojcewicz


The Latin source texts and translations of two passages which bear on the story of Daedalus and James Joyce's conception of Stephen Dedalus in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Vergil, Aeneid 6.14-33 (Sculptures by Daedalus); and Ovid, Metamorphoses 8.183-235 (the Fall of Icarus). This article accompanies the article on Joyce's use of classical sources, by Stephen Rojcewicz, in this issue.


Latin literature; James Joyce; Ovid; Virgil; Aeneid; Metamorphoses; Daedalus and Icarus

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