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The Ludovisi Gaul

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This is a defeated Gaul killing both himself and his wife. It has been suggested that this may be a copy of an older Greek work, though some scholars believe this is not the case. The man is identified as a Gaul based on the torque around his neck and his mustache and beard. Suicide may have been an option for conquered royals, as the Romans would…