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This chapter examines the role of animals in triumphal processions in ancient Rome. It explains that Roman horses drew the chariot of the triumphator in the procession while Roman draught animals pulled wagons carrying spoils and prisoners. On the other hand, foreign animals, such as horses and elephants captured on the battlefield, were also paraded as prisoners. This chapter discusses the special case of the elephant, which was a captive foreign animal in the early third-century BC procession, but was taken up as a representative of the Roman side and used as an escort of the triumphator in the third century AD.

Keywords: animals, triumphal procession, ancient Rome, horses, draught animals, elephant, foreign animals, triumphator

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