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Title
Romans besieging a fort in Germany, Marcomannic Wars
Names
Bartoli, Pietro Santi, 1635-1700 (Engraver)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1700 (Approximate)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Topics
Forts & fortifications
Torches
Armies -- Roman -- To 499
Shields
Cavalry -- Roman -- To 499
Warriors -- To 499
Campaigns & battles -- To 499
Insignia -- Rome -- To 499
Germans -- To 499
Marcomannic War, 167-180
Genres
Book illustrations
Notes
Source note: From Colvmna Antoniniana, Marci Avrelii Antonini Avgvsti, rebvs gestis insignis, Germanis simvl, et Sarmatis, germino bello devictis... (Romae : Apud autorem, 170-) Bartoli, Pietro Santi (1635-1700), Author.
Physical Description
Etchings
Extent: 20 x 35.5 cm
Description
This illustration is from a section of a column ordered erected in Rome by emperor Marcus Aurelius to commemorate his victories over Germanic tribes in the so-called "Marcomannic Wars". Printed directly below the image are descriptions in Latin of parts of the scene, keyed to (very hard-to-find) numbers. Key to details in picture (not exact translations): 1. Roman soldiers overlap their shields like a turtle to protect themselves from missiles as they approach the wall. 2. The Germans throw rocks, wagon wheels, and torches from the ramparts down onto the attackers. 3. Roman horesmen cast javelins into the enemy on the walls. 4. Roman soldiers fling back the enemy's torches. 5. The Germans' wicker palisade, made of woven straw. 6. Speech following the battle. "Scene during the wars of 171-175 A.D. The Romans battling a fort in Germany. Bas-relief, column of Marcus Aurelius, Rome. Engr. by P. S. Bartoli, early 18th cen.."--written on border.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 18168920-c5c0-012f-6b71-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1635: Creator Born
  • 1700: Issued
  • 1700: Creator Died
  • 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. "Romans besieging a fort in Germany, Marcomannic Wars" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1700. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4745-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. "Romans besieging a fort in Germany, Marcomannic Wars" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 9, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4745-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1700). Romans besieging a fort in Germany, Marcomannic Wars Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4745-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Romans besieging a fort in Germany, Marcomannic Wars