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The Dying Gladiator, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 5
I see before me the Gladiator lie:/ He leans upon his hand--his manly brow/ Consents to death, but conquers agony;/ And his droop'd head sinks gradually low,/ And through his side the last drops ebbing slow--/ From the red gash, fall heavy one by one,/ Like the first of a thunder shower; and now/ The arena swims around him--he is gone,/ Ere ceased the inhuman shout which hail'd the wretch who won. He heard it, but heeded not--his eyes/ Were with his heart, and that was far away;/ He reck'd not of the life he lost nor prize./ But where his rude hut by the Danube lay,/ There were his young barbarians all at play,/ There was their Dacian Mother--he their sire/ Butcher'd to make a Roman holiday--/ All this rush'd with his blood--shall he expire/ And unavenged: Arise ye Goths and glut your ire% Childe Harold, Canto IV, Verses 140 and 141. [P. 6.]
1875. Descriptive Catalogue of Statuary, on Exhibition at the Gallery of the Maryland Historical Society Rooms, Athenaeum Buildings, St. Paul and Saratoga Streets, Baltimore. Baltimore: Printed by John Murphy & Co. Publishers, Booksellers, Printers and Stationers. 182 Baltimore Street, 1875.
Topic:
Literature--Byron--Childe Harold
Literature--Poetry
Occupation--Military--Gladiator
History--Ancient--Rome
State of Being--Death
Control number:
AECI 02040005
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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