“The Catapult”, by Edward Poynter. Oil on Canvas. (1868-72)

“The Catapult”, by Edward Poynter. Oil on Canvas. (1868-72)
The scene shows the Roman siege of Carthage during the third Punic War, 148-146 BC; The soldiers of the besieging army are using a catapult to fire a red-hot bolt from beneath a protective wooden canopy.

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