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El triunfo de Marius. TIÉPOLO The subject of this triumphal procession is identified by a Latin inscription at the top of the canvas from the Roman historian Lucius Anneus Florus (Epitome of Roman History, 36:17): "The Roman people behold Jugurtha laden with chains." The African king Jugurtha is shown descending a hill before his captor, the Roman general Gaius Marius. A youth beats a tambourine while other figures carry booty, including a bust of the mother goddess Cybele. The…

Built after the city had successfully repelled a siege, the Colossus at Rhodes was a 105-foot-high bronze statue of Helios, the Greek sun god. Some renderings have the statue straddling the harbor of Rhodes, but most likely it stood to one side or even on a hill above the city. It stood upright for only 56 years until an earthquake snapped it at the knees. The ruins lay in the harbor for over 800 years and remained an ancient tourist attraction.

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Jacob Abbot, 1849. 'Alexander the Great and Bucephalus'

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Tom Lovell (1909 – 1997)

Macedonian troops attacking Tyre. ~ painting by Tom Lovell In this painting Tom Lovell is trying to capture vigorous battle that was taking place.

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1: Nubian infantryman, X c.; 2: Egyptian cavalryman, late IX c.; 3: Bedouin auxiliary, X c.; 4: Arab tribesman, late X c.

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The Trojan War. Achilles vs Hector outside the walls of the Troy. Artwork by Mark Churms.

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Macedonian light cavalry. The horsemen wear the characteristic kausia hat.

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After Alexander Macedonian Calvary officer

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