Empathy for the Defeated: "Dying Gaul" and the "Ludovisi Gaul"

Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker discuss the classical marble sculptures Dying Gaul and Gaul killing himself and his wife (The Ludovisi Gaul). Both are 1st or 2nd century C.E. Roman copies of Third Century B.C.E. Hellenistic bronzes that commemorate Pergamon's victory over the Gauls, and were likely made for the Sanctuary of Athena at Pergamon. Though held in separate museums in Rome (Musei Capitolini and Palazzo Altemps, Museo Nazionale Romano, respectively), they are believed to be companion pieces.

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