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Velites (singular: veles) were a class of infantry in the Roman army of the mid-Republic. Velites were light infantry and skirmishers who were armed with a number of light javelins (Latin: hastae velitares) to fling at the enemy, and also carried short thrusting swords, or gladii, for use in melee.

Velites (singular: veles) were a class of infantry in the Roman army…

Foro de Historia Militar el Gran Capitán • Ver Tema - Pinturas y cuadros de la Antigüedad

A Roman Hastatus, BC. He wears a Montefortino helmet and pectoral armour.

Guerreros micenicos.

A Mycenaean warrior holding and 'Epsilon'' axe at left and Mycenaean warlord, right. - art by Giuseppe Rava

Thracian nobleman, top 2nd from right. Has lots of Greek lookng armour with the addition of a groin protector at the bottom of the cuirass, he wears greaves, which were out of fashion in Greece and has a crecent shaped shield. 3rd from the left/top row, is a Scythian horse archer. Middle: left, two Dacian/Thracian noble men, 3rd from left/mid Roman Imperial legionary, bottom left; a Roman cavalryman with a "parade" face mask helmet.

Thracian nobleman, top from right. Has lots of Greek lookng armour with the…

Velites fought on foot and in a group with a Hasta, which is a six foot long spear. This may or may not have been thrown. They were also given a gladius sword, and they had no real armor. They were named after a old republic military unit and often fought against a group of  Catervaril as a common enemy often reenacted battles against chariots

Velites fought on foot and in a group with a Hasta, which is a six foot long…

Roman Princeps and Samnite of the Linen Legion, 295 BC

"Roman Princeps and Samnite of the Linen Legion, 295 BC", Graham Sumner

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Samnite warriors, c. lived in the mountains of south central Italy.They were (for the most part) enemy of Rome.

Polybian veles. Velites were unarmored skirmishers in advance of the front line hastati. The youngest and poorest men, velites were minimally equipped with a few hastae velitares (light javelins designed with tips that bent upon impact to prevent reuse by the enemy), gladii, and occasionally small round shields. (275-105 BC)

Polybian veles. Velites were unarmored skirmishers in advance of the front line hastati. The youngest and poorest men, velites were minimally equipped with a few hastae velitares (light javelins designed with tips that bent upon impact to prevent reuse by the enemy), gladii, and occasionally small round shields. (275-105 BC)

-0343 -0290 Guerras Samnitas Samnite horseman

It would seem likely that each Apulian Cavalryman would have equipped himself depending on his status. Generally the Apulian cavalry were well armed and extremely formidable.

Centurion

A Roman Centurion -- Professional officers of the Roman army after the Marian reforms of 107 BC. Most centurions commanded groups of centuries of around 100 but senior centurions commanded cohorts or took senior staff roles in their legion

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