Roman Sculpture from Augustus to Constantine; By Mrs. Arthur Strong

Roman Sculpture from Augustus to Constantine; By Mrs. Arthur Strong

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...him also, and to unite him to his son once more (Plate LX.). In the next picture those Dacians, who had not courage for the extreme form of release, are seen fleeing in terror from the doomed city (330-333) and escaping without the gates. Where a tree (333) marks off the composition, we must suppose them to turn inwards and pass behind the Roman soldiery grouped here (333-335), for they reappear in 336, 337 to make their submission to Trajan, who, with cxxin his two generals, and immediately followed by a military band and by the standard-bearers, is at the head of his victorious army. The victorious march has been arrested by the suppliant Dacians (336, 337). The Emperor and the generals have halted, but a standard-bearer is still marching, and the soldiery behind are just shown in the moment of pausing, cxxv The second occupation of Sarmizegetusa by the Romans now takes place. Trajan is seen in the midst, being acclaimed Imperator by the joyful soldiers (so Froehner and cxxiv Petersen). To the left, provisions of grain are meted out to the soldiers, presumably from the captured Dacian stores. cxxvi Then to the right, a detachment of Roman soldiery is seen leaving the city, apparently by the same gate through which the Dacians were seen fleeing on slab 333. With these tremendous events this part of the campaign closes. Henceforth to the end of the sculptured spiral, although the " continuous" method is retained, the pictures are no longer of connected warfare, but rather of isolated episodes, which are then linked together by the continuous style. C. Third Part of the Campaign. (Cichorius, Scenes Cxxvi-clv--Plates Xcl-cxih--Froehner, 161-136.) cxxvi-cxxix Within a Roman camp (346, &c.) Roman soldiers...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236500350
  • 9781236500359