I thought this was funny because so many people don't realize Romeo and Juliet was an adaptation of Pyramus and Thisbe. Shakespeare even used Pyramus and Thisbe as a play within the play of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Pyramus and Thisbe from Metamorphoses, second anonymous French translation (Ovide moralisé). Made in Netherlands, last quarter of 15th Century.Royal 17 E IV f. 55 This painting represents the iconic scene from the story of Pyramus and Thisbe, made iconic from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". The love between them was so strong it drove them to commit suicide. Their lives could no longer go on without the other by their side.