Arch of Septimius Severus.

Right panel of the arch. View from the side of Forum.

Rome, Roman Forum, Arch of Septimius Severus

Description:
II. Three lines  one over another:
A) roman troops are attacking and conquering the city Edessa with the help of war machines;
B) on the right  the conquest of Osroene and the submission of king Abgar to Septimius Severus; on the left  speech of Septimius Severus to his troops;
C) on the right  military council of the emperor in the fortified military camp; on the left  the emperor is conducting the continuation of the military campaign.
Credits:
2004 Image, text: Filippo Coarelli. Roma. Guide Archeologiche. Mondadori Electa S.p.A. 2004, pp. 7879.

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THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Keywords: the triumphal arch of Septimius Severus right panel roman emperor siege machines battering ram battering-ram troops soldier soldiers warrior warriors adlocutio siege defence stronghold fortress town Edessa Osroene Abgar king speech military council fortified camp campaign horseman rider horse
HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME