Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 17/50)

[picture: 114.---Conflict between Romans and Barbarians.]

114.—Conflict between Romans and Barbarians.

The wood engraving shows men with curved square shields and helmets fighting men with round shields at close range. The winners are always the ones to call the losers barbarians. [more...] [$]

[picture: 115.---Rome---A fragment after Piranesi.]

115.—Rome—A fragment after Piranesi.

An engraving showing a fragment of a statue, or, more likely, a reproduction of a drawing by Piranesi of a Roman statue. [more...] [$]

[picture: 116.---Roman Victory.]

116.—Roman Victory.

Succeeding emperors left the Britons in the quiet advancement of their civilization, until Claudius (Fig. 118) was stirred up to the hazard of an invasion. In the sonorous prose of Milton—“He, who waited ready with a huge preparation, as if not safe enough amidst the flower of all his Romans, like a great Eastern king with armed elephants marches through [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 117.---Augustus.]

117.—Augustus.

For ninety-seven years after the second expedition of Cæsar the country [England] remained at peace with Rome. Augustus (Fig. 117) threatened an invasion; but his prudence told him that he could not enforce the payment of tribute without expensive legions. The British princes made oblations in the Capitol; and, according to Strabo, “rendered almost [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 118.---Claudius.]

118.—Claudius.

Succeeding emperors left the Britons in the quiet advancement of their civilization, until Claudius (Fig. 118) was stirred up to the hazard of an invasion. In the sonorous prose of Milton—“He, who waited ready with a huge preparation, as if not safe enough amidst the flower of all his Romans, like a great Eastern king with armed elephants marches through [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Claudius Looks On]

Claudius Looks On

Detail of the Portrait of the Roman Emporer Claudius showing just a face looking out to empty space; I made this so it could be used as a computer desktop, wallpaper, or root image. [more...] [$]

[picture: 119.---Coin of Claudius, representing his British triumph.  From the British Museum.]

119.—Coin of Claudius, representing his British triumph. From the British Museum.

One side of this coin shows the head of the Roman emperor Claudius and the other a chariot pulled by four horses and with the wording DE BRITANNIS on it. [more...] [$]

[picture: 122.---The earliest figure of Britannia on a Roman coin.]

122.—The earliest figure of Britannia on a Roman coin.

Then came the terrible revolt of Boadicea or Bonduca,—a merciless rising, followed by a bloody revenge. [more...] [$]


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