matmohair1 said:hope this helps...
Plates and Text
An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Uniforms of the Roman World
L'armée de César pendant la Guerre des Gaules
-Peter- said:I read the other day that bronze was still used at that point for the lorica hamata, but can't remember where I read it.
Bronze mail fragment, Lunt Fort, Bagington, Warwickshire
hruza said:So called "Altar of Domitius Ahenobarbus" (currently in museum of Louvre, France and Munich, Germany). About 100 BC so close to Ceasars Galic campaign:
And now in contemporary reconstruction:
Comrade Temuzu said:I can't speak about being mature, but I did go to open university. The only reason though was that I didn't get into regular university at first, had to finish my bachelors degree studies in history at open university first.
I'm not so sure if completing random bits and pieces here and there is going to be of any benefit to you; I don't know where you live, but I imagine just completing courses in classics isn't enough to give you any kind of authority or enough professional knowledge to be allowed to teach for example. That probably varies from topic to topic and country to country though.
kurczak said:What's the "job opportunity" option?
Big Bad Pent said:Hmm how much flexibility is there in OU degree courses? You might be able to study a more employable field but tailor it to your interests. Potentially do a joint honours.
National Founding Figure Respecter said:Would this course mean a great financial investment for you? I'm a student at a regular university studying Classics and my experience is that although I love it, it's definitely not something that could lead to job prospects. That can feel a little dismaying once you realize you've put a lot of time and money into it. You can always read academic books on your own and there are even lectures from prestigious universities available for free on Youtube.
On the other hand, if it does turn out not to lead to job opportunities, you still have your trade and I wouldn't say the time and money would have been wasted. I don't know how those open university programs are so I may not be giving the best advise here, just sharing my thoughts anyway. Good luck whichever thing you go for.
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Sanz said:Ah, the good old days, right? When History Channel was actually about history rather than Aztec demigod alien conspiracy theories and Hunting Hitler and ****.
Jacobhinds said:-Peter- said:I've always had visions of battles in England in particular being almost in slow-motion after a while due to the mud.
This got me thinking, I wonder how likely it was for a medieval English battlefield to actually become muddy or boggy during an english spring or autumn. A lot of England is actually drier than the continent, but I still read about battles in mud more than I would expect.
Almalexia said:Part of the issue was the whole scene was greatly obscured by the dust and sand kicked up (having watched it recently), and while that was probably accurate to the history, I could see how that could obscure some of the distinctions between armies. Was less of an issue at the Battle of Hydaspes, but then that had its own issues with weird psychedelic cinematography. A bit of a shame because as far as I could tell the costuming was pretty historically accurate. Or at least they didn't give everyone Persian War era hoplite gear, so I was pleasantly surprised.
I'm past really expecting much degree of historical realism in film/TV media and I just watch things for their entertainment value, even if its in a kitschy way. If its actually reasonably accurate and teaches the public something, great, but historical media is better approached from the academic viewpoint as a means of drumming up interest that people can then use to learn about the topics on their own, rather than being directly informational. Like, Top Gun might have not really taught what it was genuinely like to be a fighter pilot or the tactics involved in aerial battles, but it sure did drum up a ton of interest and recruits to the Naval Aviation department.
Amontadillo? said:Costuming was great, though. Generally I rather love the movie, despite all its (many) flaws.
null said:Those shields look so stupid.
As well as their round shields, Saxons started using kite shields in the 11th century, or so I have read.
Would be keen to see a show that actually depicts Saxons accurately. Would be neat.