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Scene 107
This webpage reproduces a section of
A Description of the Trajan Column
by John Hungerford Pollen

printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode,
printers to Queen Victoria
London, 1874

Text and engravings are in the public domain.
Any color photographs are © William P. Thayer 1997-


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Scene 109

SCENES OF THE SPIRAL BAND RUNNING UP THE SHAFT

p177 CVIII. Capture of the last mountain stronghold

High up among the hills explored by the Romans is a small hill fort. It is built of timber and defended by stockades. One building only seems to be of masonry. A mountain stream or torrent defends it on one side. The Dacians are overpowered by the Romans, and some are killed. The rest are taken captive and the wooden houses and defences are fired.

Over a dip in the line of hills in the horizon is seen the bust of a goddess with her amictus blown in a graceful circle round her head. She represents, perhaps, Luna, and this attack is made by help of moonlight.


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