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Picture No 10006627
Date 216 BC
Description Roman Senate refuses to ransom prisoners
Details

SECOND PUNIC WAR: The Roman Senate refuses to ransom prisoners taken by the enemy in battle, because to do so would not be honourable, and to pay so many ransoms would be very costly.
Source Mirys Picture No.80
Credit Mary Evans Picture Library
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Mary Evans Picture No 10006627 - SECOND PUNIC WAR: The Roman Senate refuses to ransom prisoners taken by the enemy in battle, because to do so would not be honourable, and to pay so many ransoms would be very costly.

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