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Evolution of Roman Armour

Posted by on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, In : Art 



An illustration of the evolution of roman armour, from the third century BCE to the fifth century CE.

Image Source: quora.com

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Plate Armour of a Roman Soldier

Posted by on Sunday, July 22, 2018, In : Photography 


Recreation of the plate armour (lorica segmentata) as worn by a soldier from the Roman Empire. On display at the National Military Museum, Romania. 


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Cassius Clay Vs. Tony Madigan

Posted by on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Photography 



Cassius Clay aged 18 fighting Tony Madigan of Australia during the light heavyweight boxing semifinals at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.

Source: telegraph.co.uk
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The Joust of Sol and Luna

Posted by on Monday, September 21, 2015, In : Art 



The Joust of Sol and Luna from the Aurora Consurgens an alchemical treatise of the 15th century famous for the rich illustrations that accompany it. It is interesting to note that the emblems on the shields are inverted so that Sol's shield has a lunar (moon) emblem, while Luna's shield carries a solar (sun) design.

Source: yeatsvision.com
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Luca Valdesi Unsu Gif

Posted by on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, In : Gifs 


Luca Valdesi (Taken from Unsu)

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Legends of Fencing - Giacomo di Grassi

Posted by on Sunday, March 3, 2013, In : Art 


Giacomo di Grassi was an Italian master from the 16th century who had a great influence on the development of fencing right up to the modern day. He is often credited with inventing the modern parry and through his best known work, ‘His True Arte of Defence’, taught fighters from his day to think more about defence than had previously been the norm.

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Legends of Fencing - Camillo Agrippa

Posted by on Friday, December 7, 2012, In : Art 

A diagram from Agrippa's Treatise - See more

Camillo Agrippa is a legend of fencing who is widely considered to be one of the greatest fencing theorists of all time. He invented the four positions of fencing, (prime, seconde, tierce, and quarte) and suggested that the sword should be held in front of the body rather than behind. Through the use of common sense and geometric theory, Agrippa’s work, Treatise on the Science of Arms with Philosophical Dialogue (1553), changed the art of fencing ...
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