Gaius Marius mourning over the ruins of Carthage.
London, Published by Longman & Co. Paternoster Row. [n.d. c.1840.]
Steel engraving. 145 x 215mm (5¾ x 8½"). Very large margins.
The Roman general Gaius Marius (157-86BC) was called 'the third founder of Rome' for defeating the invading Germanic tribes. However civil war with Sulla in 88BC caused him to flee to Africa, visiting Carthage, here symbolic of a great city now destroyed.
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