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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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Julius Caesar on Fear

Posted by on Friday, April 4, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.

~ Julius Caesar ~
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Entellus vs. Dares

Posted by on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : Art 


Title
:  L'Énéide

Datec.1927 (?)

Infomation:  Painting depicting the famous boxing contest between Entellus and Dares, as described in Virgil's epic poem, The Aeneid, written sometime between 29 and 19 BCE. The older Sicilian champion Entellus went on to win the fight against his younger opponent from Troy, which is said to have taken place in games held by Aeneas in Sicily.
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Retiarius vs. Secutor

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Friday, March 22, 2013, In : Art 


Artist:  Unknown
Date:  Second – third century CE
Info: In this mosaic from the villa at Nennig, Germany, a retiarius gladiator, who fought with a net and a three pronged trident, stabs at his opponent who is a secutor gladiator, whose weapon of choice was usually a short sword or a gladius.

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Hidden Worries

Posted by on Friday, November 30, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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For Beasts to Fight

Posted by on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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War Elephants

Posted by on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, In : Art 


Title: The Battle of Zama

Datec.1890

Artist
:  Henri-Paul Motte (1846–1922)

Infomation: The war elephants of Hannibal’s Carthaginian army fighting
against the Roman infantry at the Battle of Zama in 202 BC
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