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Battle with Centaurs

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This sarcophagus relief shows a battle between centaurs and people who are likely Romans. The centaurs have contorted facial expressions, likely symbolic of their beast-like nature. The Romans, by contrast, are unusually calm. The subject is likely a descendent of the Greek myth of the Battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs - At a lapith wedding,…