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By J.H. Crouwel

Chariots and different Wheeled autos in Italy prior to the Roman Empire provides facts for shipping by way of wheeled motor vehicle in Italy ahead of the Roman Imperial interval, the start of that's usually regarded as marked via Augustuss conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. The learn starts off with a word list of technical phrases and with proof for roads and the animals that have been utilized in draught. the most important half is worried with the autos 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. quite a lot of facts is drawn upon together with figured records corresponding to architectural terracottas, stone reliefs, vase- and wall work; bronze and terracotta types and the continues to be of exact autos, in a couple of circumstances observed via their harness groups recovered from tombs, essentially from crucial and northern Italy of the 8th and 7th centuries BC onwards. The concluding bankruptcy appears on the historical past of wheeled automobiles in Italy sooner than the Roman Imperial interval. It lines neighborhood, Italic features and attainable overseas impacts, and assesses the relative monetary and social value of the various different types of wheeled automobiles and of different technique of land delivery - through pack and driving 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 booklet is critical for the heritage of shipping, know-how and draught.

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