Articles

The Vandals

by Brian Adam (‘Gaiseric’) It’s not known to many people today that long time ago the Vandal warriors, a Germanic tribe, once established a kingdom in North Africa as their base …

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Lucius Junius Brutus

Lucius Junius Brutus

Life: ? – c. 509 BC Founder of the Republicby ‘Andraeus Papadopolus Dacicus Maximus’ According to Roman traditional history, Brutus was the most important personality of the patrician “revolution” which …

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Marcus Furius Camillus

Marcus Furius Camillus

Life: c. 446 – 365 BC “alter conditor Romae” by ‘Andraeus Papadopolus Dacicus Maximus’ Overview M. Furius Camillus was the most illustrious member of the family of Furia and is …

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List of Roman Consuls by Year

Who Was Consul When by ‘Andraeus Papadopolus Dacicus Maximus‘ Note: the Roman numerals behind the names indicate how many times the specific individual has been in office. Note II: consuls …

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The Persian Wars of Heraclius

by Kurs In this article, I will try to throw some light on the Persian campaigns of the emperor Heraclius (who reigned AD 610 – 641), which in most historical …

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Animated Map Timeline

An animated map showing the growth of Rome over the years from its start as a Republic and transformation into an Empire. It then splits into the Eastern Byzantine Empire …

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Aurelian’s Campaign in the East

AD 272/273 by ‘Emperor Aurelianus’ Background to the Conflict The conflict between Zenobia of Palmyra and Aurelian took place for the most part in 272ad, in the second year of …

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Army Soldier Dress, Armor, & Weapons

A collection of pictures of soldiers with their armour/equipment (recreated from historical accounts). Hoplite (5th century BC) Veles, plural: velites (3rd/2nd century BC) Hastatus (3rd/2nd Century BC) Triarius (3rd/2nd Century BC) …

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Siege Warfare

Siege Tactics In conducting sieges the Romans showed their practical genius combined with ruthless thoroughness. If a place could not be overcome by the initial assaults or the inhabitants persuaded …

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Roman Navy

The Roman Navy was always considered an inferior arm and was strictly under army control. But already during the First Punic War, Rome proved itself capable of launching a fleet …

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Military Training

Marching and Physical Training The first thing the soldiers were taught to do, was to march. The historian Vegetius tells us that it was seen as of greatest importance to …

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