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Demüthigung gefangener Feinde durch das Joch.

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Title
Demüthigung gefangener Feinde durch das Joch.
Additional title: Humiliation of captured enemies by passing them under the yoke.
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1852 - 1898
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON WARF-Anc
Topics
Captives
Yokes
Prisoners of war
Armies -- Roman+ -- To 499
Warriors -- To 499
Victory celebrations
Genres
Bilderbogen
Notes
Content: The Romans first learned about the "yoke" by having it done to them. In the early days of Rome, an army from the neighboring Italian state of Samnium defeated a Roman force (at the battle of the Caudine Forks in 321 B.C.) and made their prisoners march under a low arch of spears like the one shown here as a sign of utter submission. The Romans never forgot this humiliation.
Content: Victorious Roman soldiers gloat over their defeated enemies by marching them under a symbolic "yoke" made of spears. This was an added humiliation which symbolized how the defeated warriors had to totally submit to their conquerors. Note the Roman general in the center of the picture with his officers at his side and his legions' standards behind him. Some of the beaten enmy soldiers hide their faces in shame as the Romans put their captured weapons, armor and shields into a pile (at lower left).
Source note: Münchener Bilderbogen, series. (Munich : Braun und Schneider, 1852-1898).
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Hand colored.
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 11.5 x 17.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 12b4a6d0-c5c0-012f-eae4-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1852: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Demüthigung gefangener Feinde durch das Joch." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1852 - 1898. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4734-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Demüthigung gefangener Feinde durch das Joch." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 25, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4734-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1852 - 1898). Demüthigung gefangener Feinde durch das Joch. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4734-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Demüthigung gefangener Feinde durch das Joch.