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Photo, Print, Drawing As Firm as the Roman Legionary. Saldi come il legionario di Roma

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Title

  • As Firm as the Roman Legionary.

Other Title

  • Saldi come il legionario di Roma

Summary

  • This watercolor illustration portrays an armed Roman legionary holding a standard with the colors of the Italian flag while facing a German barbarian wearing a winged helmet. The image overtly suggests a parallel between the Italians fighting the Germans during World War I and the legions of ancient Rome which fought against the barbarian German tribes in the time of Julius Caesar. The standard bears the letters "S.P.Q.R." (Senatus Populusque Romanus; The Roman Senate and the People), the motto of ancient Rome that was emblazoned on the standards of the Roman legions. Italy entered the war on the side of the Allies, France and Great Britain, in 1915, and fought mainly against the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which was backed by the other great Germanic power of Europe, Imperial Germany.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1915 to 1918]

Headings

  • -  Germany
  • -  Italy
  • -  1915 to 1918
  • -  Armor
  • -  Caricatures and cartoons
  • -  Personification in art
  • -  Rome--History--Germanic Invasions, 3rd-6th centuries
  • -  Soldiers
  • -  Swords
  • -  War posters
  • -  World War, 1914-1918

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 drawing : ink and watercolor ; 54 x 41 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Alessandrina Library.
  • -  Content in Italian.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • World War I

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670944

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

As Firm as the Roman Legionary. Germany Italy, 1915. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1918] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670944/.

APA citation style:

(1915) As Firm as the Roman Legionary. Germany Italy, 1915. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1918] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670944/.

MLA citation style:

As Firm as the Roman Legionary. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1918] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670944/>.