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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
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Topics
Captives
Yokes
Prisoners of war
Armies -- Roman+ -- To 499
Warriors -- To 499
Victory celebrations
Genres
Bilderbogen
Conjectural works
Notes
Source note: Münchener Bilderbogen, series. (Munich : Braun und Schneider, 1852-1898).
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Hand coloring
Extent: 11.5 x 17.5 cm.
Description
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). 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.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 12b4a6d0-c5c0-012f-eae4-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1852: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Demüthigung gefangener Feinde durch das Joch" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1852 - 1898. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4734-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. "Demüthigung gefangener Feinde durch das Joch" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 27, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4734-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1852 - 1898). Demüthigung gefangener Feinde durch das Joch Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4734-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Demüthigung gefangener Feinde durch das Joch