A stone relief from Miletus depicts three captives who are fastened together by their necks and controlled by a superior.
The relief dates to the second century A.D.
2Cor. 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Col. 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
2Tim. 2:26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.