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The Return of Regulus to Carthage, (painting)

Artist:
Cammuccini
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 190
Regulus having led the armies of Rome against Carthage, was defeated and taken prisoner. The Carthaginians proposed to send him with an embassy to Rome, to offer terms of peace, and required him to bind himself by an oath to return with it if the offer should be rejected. When the embassy reached Rome, and the proposal was considered in the Senate, Regulus advised its rejection, and his advice was followed. Then, with a sublime heroism, and in spite of the tears of his family and the remonstrances of the Senators, who would now have rescinded their resolution to save the life of such a man--he returned to Carthage, with the ambassadors, who were indignant at the refusal of their overtures, but more astounded at the noble self-sacrifice of Regulus. [P. 9.]
Picture Catalogue.
Artist address: Italy.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Regulus
History--Ancient--Rome
History--Ancient--Carthage
Figure group
Control number:
AECI 01580190
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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