Lawrence Chaplin/The Flood. 48"X33.75" Oil on Masonite, $3400

Zeus, by pouring rain from heaven flooded the greater part of Hellas, so that all men were destroyed, except a few who fled to the high mountains.The reason for this flood is saud to have been the crime of an impious Lycaon, who sacrificed a human baby on the altar of Zeus, and was thereupon turned into a wolf by the god. Zeus then made up his mind to destroy all lthe men of the Bronze Age; and for that purpose, he sent The Flood.