Dying Gaul and Ludovisi Gaul

Pain is visible on the face of this dying warrior. Did the ancient Greeks sympathize with their defeated enemies?


Dying Gaul and the Gaul killing himself and his wife (The Ludovisi Gaul), both 1st or 2nd century C.E. (Roman copies of Third Century B.C.E. Hellenistic bronzes commemorating Pergamon’s victory over the Gauls likely from the Sanctuary of Athena at Pergamon), marble, 93 and 211 cm high (Musei Capitolini and Palazzo Altemps, Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome)


The Dying Gaul
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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Dying Gaul and Ludovisi Gaul," in Smarthistory, November 18, 2015, accessed June 17, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/dying-gaul/.