Chariots and Other Wheeled Vehicles in Italy Before the by J.H. Crouwel

By J.H. Crouwel

Chariots and different Wheeled autos in Italy prior to the Roman Empire offers facts for delivery by means of wheeled automobile in Italy earlier than the Roman Imperial interval, the start of that's usually considered marked via Augustuss conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. The research starts off with a word list of technical phrases and with facts for roads and the animals that have been utilized in draught. the foremost half is worried with the cars themselves - two-wheeled chariots and carts and four-wheeled wagons - their development, the ways that their draught animals have been harnessed and regulated, and the makes use of to which the equipages have been placed. a variety of facts is drawn upon together with figured records corresponding to architectural terracottas, stone reliefs, vase- and wall work; bronze and terracotta versions and the continues to be of tangible automobiles, in a couple of instances followed through their harness groups recovered from tombs, basically from vital and northerly Italy of the 8th and 7th centuries BC onwards. The concluding bankruptcy appears on the heritage of wheeled automobiles in Italy earlier than the Roman Imperial interval. It strains neighborhood, Italic features and attainable international impacts, and assesses the relative financial and social value of different types of wheeled automobiles and of alternative technique of land shipping - through pack and using animals. In appendices the automobiles depicted in so-called Situla artwork and the 'Celtic chariot' are mentioned. Lavishly illustrated with over a hundred and seventy plates and figures, this publication is critical for the background of shipping, expertise and draught.

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