This scene from Book VIII in the Iliad shows Zeus, king of the gods, convening a council of the deities on Mount Olympus.

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This scene is one of several designs that the English sculptor and draughtsman John Flaxman (1755–1826) did to illustrate passages from the Greek epic poet Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, a commission he had been given by Georgiana Hare-Naylor while he was living in Rome. It represents the passage in Book VIII in the Iliad when Zeus, king of the gods, convenes a council of the deities on Mount Olympus. It was done 1792-1793.

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