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Title
Charge of Roman infantry--from the Column of Trajan
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1838
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Topics
Armies -- Roman -- To 499
Soldiers -- Roman -- To 499
Shields -- To 499
Soldiers -- Dacian -- 100-109
War casualties -- Dacian -- Rome -- 100-109
Warriors -- To 499
Archers -- To 499
Genres
Book illustrations
Notes
Source note: The pictorial history of England : being a history of the people, as well as a history of the kingdom. (New York : Harper, 1846-1848) MacFarlane, Charles (1799-1858), Author. Craik, George L. (George Lillie) (1798-1866), Author.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 11.5 x 15 cm
Description
Roman foot soldiers attack Dacian warriors in this scene carved in bas relief on Trajan's column. Behind the Romans are Syrian auxiliary archers holding bows. Note the numerous empty-handed warriors, their carved swords and spears having been broken off from the sculptured stone. Dacia is located in what is now Rumania.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 138a2a70-c5c0-012f-13e6-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1838: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Charge of Roman infantry--from the Column of Trajan" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1838. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4737-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Charge of Roman infantry--from the Column of Trajan" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 18, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4737-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1838). Charge of Roman infantry--from the Column of Trajan Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4737-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Charge of Roman infantry--from the Column of Trajan