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Alexander in peril of his life.

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Names
Vogel, H. (Hermann) (1856-1918) (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1885
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON WARF-Anc
Topics
Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C
War casualties
Fighting
Warriors -- To 499
Campaigns & battles -- To 499
Soldiers -- Macedonian -- To 499
Notes
Content : This picture illustrates an incident from Alexander's campaigns in Asia. In 325 B.C., the Macedonian king was leading his army in an attack on the capital city of the Mallians, a people living along the Indus River. To encourage his soldiers, he climbed over the wall, followed by two bodyguards. The Mallians fought fiercely for their city, and Alexander was so severely wounded in the chest by an arrow that he nearly died. Alexander's men were so outraged by their king's injury that they massacred the inhabitants of the city in revenge.

Source note: Cyclopaedia of universal history : being an account of the principal events in the career of the human race, from the beginnings of civilization to the present time. (Cincinnati : Jones Brothers, c1885) Ridpath, John Clark (1840-1900), Author.
Physical Description
Form: Wood engravings ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 1 print : b ; 11 x 13 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 14dac8c0-c5c0-012f-e3b9-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1856: Creator Born
  • 1885: Issued
  • 1918: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Alexander in peril of his life." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1885. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Alexander in peril of his life." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 31, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1885). Alexander in peril of his life. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Alexander in peril of his life.