[research] republican Rome

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Gladius Typology (re-posted )



Republican swords and equipment









Pyrrhic War, Hastatus - Iberian pattern sword



Second Punic War, Triarius - Gladius Hispaniensis



Third Macedonian War, Eques - Xiphos / Greek pattern sword



Gladius Hispaniensis (Delos) 2nd century BC - 1st century AD


Palmyrene deities, Aglibol, Baalshamin (center),
and Malakbel (1st century; found near Palmyra, Syria)



2nd century BC, Eques equipment



Sertorian War



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Warrior - Roman Republican Legionary 298-105 BC.
Warrior - Roman Legionary 109–58 BC
Weapon - The Gladius
 

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Osprey - Weapon 55  The Pilum




Pilum Typology


Pilum Dimensions



Pila details by century

4th century BC


3rd century BC




2nd century BC




Plates

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Cristos Giannopolos, reconstructions...

Roman infantrymen 260 BC. 



Infantryman equipped with weapons and armor
trophies after the defeat at Cannes 216 BC.


Peter Connolly - Romans build fortifications near the walls of Carthage 149 BC.


Andrei Karashchuk - 3rd century BC, standard and music


Peter Dennis - Roman cavalry 2nd century BC

 

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