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        The Brick Tower and Musculus at the Siege of Marseilles

        English School, (18th century) (after). Medium: engraving. Date: 1753. William Duncan (1717-60); Illustration of English translation of 'Commentarii de Bello Civili', Julius Caesar's (100-44 BC) firsthand account of his Civil Wars; The Siege of Marseille was an episode of Caesar's civil war, fought in 49 BC in which Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, then proconsul of Gaul, gained control of Massilia (modern Marseille) in order to oppose Caesar; After laying siege to the city, Caesar was eventually victorious; The Musculus was a Roman war machine used in the siege; Provenance: Private Collection.


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