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Die Phalanx im Kampfe mit Persern.  [Phalanx in battle against the Persians.]

Image ID: 1624241

Die Phalanx im Kampfe mit Persern. [Phalanx in battle against the Persians.] (1852-1898)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Die Phalanx im Kampfe mit Persern. [Phalanx in battle against the Persians.]

Published Date

: 1852-1898


: Wood engravings

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : col. ; 17.5 x 30.5 cm.


: Presenting an unbreakable hedge of spears, a tightly-packed Greek infantry formation called a phalanx impacts a Persian army, throwing it into confusion. The faces and helmets of the Greeks can be seen above their long pikes (called "sarissae"). Archers advance up the hill in the rear, using their bows to skirmish with the enemy and cover the vulnerable flanks of the body of spearmen. The Greeks' banner, with its crossbar and wreath, is a ....
[See More...] Note 2.) The artist has managed to show most of the troop types of an ancient Persian army in his scene. Note these from left to right: Both horse and camel cavalry are fighting, the armored horsemen with axes and javelins, the camel riders with bows. Light infantry skirmishers (in the foreground in soft red hats and blue-gray tunics), with javelins, shields and bow-cases/quivers are fleeing. In the center, Persian guardsman called "Immortals" can ....
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Original Source

: From Münchener Bilderbogen, series. (Munich : Braun und Schneider, 1852-1898) .


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Warfare -- Ancient

Source Description

: 1 folder (24 pictures); 1 oversize folder (3 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

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Digital ID

: 1624241

Record ID

: 1762697

Digital Item Published

: 8-27-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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