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Scene 71
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 73

SCENES OF THE SPIRAL BAND RUNNING UP THE SHAFT

LXXII. Fortification constructed by Decebalus

The Dacian king has provided a place of great strength from which to watch the Romans, and in which he can take refuge in necessity. It has triple lines of walls in the manner of Roman fortresses of the strongest kind. A man wearing the Dacian cap, probably Decebalus, points the way through one of the gateways, and several men are hurrying in, others are entering another gate, which appears to lead to a lofty acropolis, and a rock is seen in the foreground, on which two chiefs are standing, rallying the fugitives who are filling the courts and enclosures. They are retreating before the victorious legionaries after an action to be described in the next composition.


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