Sabine Women

Sabine Women

menfolk absent, Romans carry off women for wives. [Rom. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 948; Flem. Art: Rubens, “Rape of the Sabine Women”]
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You are the direct descendant of those Romans who carried off the Sabine women. Nay!
Imprisoned for a short while afterwards, his subjects turned once more to classic historical subjects, such as The Sabine Women, and bourgeois portraiture.
In the past twenty years, Jacques-Louis David's Sabine Women has been the subject of renewed attention in art historical literature.
According to the saga, the men of Rome needed wives to bear children and perpetuate their civilization; when the men of the neighboring Sabine tribe refused to let their daughters marry the Romans, the Romans abducted Sabine women to become their wives.
Today's nudes are nothing like the Sabine women rising up from an 800-year sleep of chiseled outrage.
Seeing the brothers as a bunch of gauche teens and young men changes the feel of the story (a bunch of strapping Oregon rowdies kidnapping half-a-dozen would-be wives) from creepy - they're inspired by the story of the Sabine women for goodness sake - into something akin to clueless and youthful exuberance.
The Sabine women managed to ensure that peace was established between the Romans and the Sabine and that their children became Roman citizens.
Like "The Raft of the Medusa" by Gericault or "The Sabine Women" by Jacques Louis David, these paintings depict gruesome moments in time by those who survived and wish for others to see those who have died so they can live.
Clark provides a deep reading of David's The Intervention of the Sabine Women, positioning it within eighteenth-century discourses about the State.
But the lads are anxious to have wives of their own, so Adam, inspired by reading about the Roman capture of Sabine women, develops a solution to their loneliness - kidnap the women they want.
During the celebrations, the young Romans seized the Sabine women and drove off the men.