In light of the similarity between Typhoeus and Briareos in Claudian and other authors, Dante could look to Claudian's lines for his own account of the defeated monster and attribute to Briareos the characteristics of Claudian's Typhoeus.
The picture of Typhoeus on Pallas' helmet suggests that the goddess was present when the monster was slain.
Moreso than the description of Briareos in the Thebaid, Claudian's depiction of Typhoeus on Pallas' helmet closely parallels the image on Dante's pavement tomb.
But for Claudian and Dante, the representations of Typhoeus and Briareos are static exempla.
Dante's image of Briareos lying on the ground "per lo mortal gelo" ["in mortal chill"] evokes Claudian's description of Typhoeus lying on the ground "qui summa peremptus / ima parte viget, moriens et parte superstes" ["the upper part of his body lifeless, the lower limbs yet writhing, part dead, part quick'] (De rapt.
For Claudian, the allusion to the myth of Typhoeus implies the presence of Jove.
rupta si mole Typhoeus prosiliat, vinclis Tityos si membra resolvat, si furor Enceladi proiecta mugiat Aetna, opposito Stilichone cadent.