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6.—Martyrs bound to the circumference of a great wheel, and rolled down a precipice

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Sometimes Martyrs were bound to the circumference of great wheels, and so hurled from a height over stony places.” (p. 26)

The plate actually seems to show a naked man with his hands and feet bound by ropes at wrists and ankles to a cylinder or drum-shaped contrivance, with two other men about to push the whole contraption off the edge of a cliff or down a steep hill. The naked man is depicted with a cloth wrapped around his middle. In the background is a naked man or child, with a cloth cap, riding an eagle (or a statue of an eagle) and wielding a vegetable.

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Added by Joshua on Thu Nov 6 12:09:08 2008

Amazingly wicked methodo of martyrdom.
I am writing a book about the martyrs of roman impire. I wonder if I may copy the text and picture on this site in my book... Thank very much.
Josue De Oliveira

Added by Liam on Thu Nov 6 16:45:02 2008

By all means use the text; it is out of copyright. The text of the first chapter is also online here.

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