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Turris ambulatoria ; Testudo arietaria ; Testudo ; Onager ; Ballista.

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Title
Turris ambulatoria ; Testudo arietaria ; Testudo ; Onager ; Ballista.
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1889
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON WARF-Anc
Topics
Towers
Ladders
City walls
Armies -- Roman+ -- To 499
Campaigns & battles -- To 499
Siege warfare
Notes
Content: The picture shows equipment and methods used by Romans to assault a fortified city. Printed under the items described are the captions: "1. Turris Ambulatoria. [Siege tower (literally "walking tower")] 2. Testudo Arietaria. [Shed covering a battering ram (literally "turtle for the ram")] 3. Testudo. ["Turtle" formation made by soldiers by overlapping their shields] 4. Onager. [Catapult, whose name meant "wild ass" because of the way it "kicked" when fired] 5. Ballista. [Dart or bullet thrower]"
Source note: Written under image: "Harkness. Gallic War. Appleton. 1889 [sic]." Illustration is from "Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War; with notes, dictionary, and a map of Gaul", (revised edition, illustrated) by Albert Harkness, LL.D., Appleton Book Company, New York, 1886.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Color lithograph.
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 11 x 15.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 12f495e0-c5c0-012f-f50f-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1889: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Turris ambulatoria ; Testudo arietaria ; Testudo ; Onager ; Ballista." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1889. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4735-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Turris ambulatoria ; Testudo arietaria ; Testudo ; Onager ; Ballista." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 26, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4735-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1889). Turris ambulatoria ; Testudo arietaria ; Testudo ; Onager ; Ballista. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4735-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Turris ambulatoria ; Testudo arietaria ; Testudo ; Onager ; Ballista.