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Title
Siege d'une ville par les Romains sous Jules César (Marseille)
Additional title: Siege of a city by the Romans under Julius Caesar (Marseille)
Names
Brion, Gustave, 1824-1877 (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1882 - 1884
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Topics
Armies -- Roman -- To 499
Ballista
Siege warfare
Campaigns & battles -- Rome -- To 499
Genres
Conjectural works
Notes
Statement of responsibility: "F. Roy, éditeur." "Imp. Charaire et Fils."--printed on border.
Source note: From La France et les Français à travers les siècles. (Paris : Roy, 1882-1884) Challamel, Augustin (1818-1894), Author.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 16 x 22.5 cm
Description
This is a Victorian-era reconstruction of gigantic missile-throwers (ballistae) used to shoot darts or stones into a besieged city. These examples are truly immense, most ancient artillery pieces being considerably smaller. Note the siege towers in the background.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 15c4d200-c5c0-012f-3f55-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1824: Creator Born
  • 1877: Creator Died
  • 1882: 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. "Siege d'une ville par les Romains sous Jules César (Marseille)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1882 - 1884. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473e-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. "Siege d'une ville par les Romains sous Jules César (Marseille)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1882 - 1884). Siege d'une ville par les Romains sous Jules César (Marseille) Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Siege d'une ville par les Romains sous Jules César (Marseille)