Farnese Bull

[Far-na'-ze ]. A name given to a colossal group attributed to Apollonius and Tauriscus of Trallës, in Asia Minor. They belonged to the Rhodian school, and lived about B.C. 300. The group represents Dirce bound to the horns of a bull by Zethus and Amphion, for ill-using their mother. It was restored by Bianchi in 1546, and placed in the Farnese palace, in Italy.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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