[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
mail:
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]
Italiano

[Link to a series of help pages]
Help
[Link to the next level up]
Up
[Link to my homepage]
Home

[image ALT: link to previous section]
Scene 108
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-

 

SCENES OF THE SPIRAL BAND RUNNING UP THE SHAFT

p177 CVIII. Transplantation of the inhabitants with their property

The emperor, having completed the operations of the campaign, sends the natives away from the various settlements formerly occupied and fortified by Decebalus, and p178plants colonists in their room, or in the various fortified camps and oppida, which we have seen in course of construction during the entire progress of both his wars. These stations remained at various convenient distances along the three Roman roads made by Trajan, and the names are known.138 The Dacian natives were transplanted to places where they could be no longer a source of difficulty or danger to the Roman colonists or the imperial government at home.

Families are moving off, one father carries a little boy on his shoulders. A father, mother, and several children form one sorrowful group, and seem to lament this enforced exile. One of the boys drives the cattle belonging to the family. Great herds of cows, asses, and flocks of goats and sheep are represented by animals of each species. They browse on the herbs and bushes as they move. Amongst the crowd of men many carry sacks containing their moveable property on their shoulders. A number of Roman colonists in civil dress, wearing the pallium and the Roman sandals, are marching after to take up the various quarters assigned to them.


The Author's Notes:

138 See p85.


[image ALT: Valid HTML 4.01.]

Page updated: 27 Nov 01