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DA UNO STILE SCARNO A UNO RICERCATO: L'ipotesi di una scrittura dilatata nel tempo, per quanto concerne al De bello Gallico, giustificherebbe il progressivo mutamento del registro stilistico: da un lessico scarno e disadorno da commentarius vero e proprio, a ornamenti tipici della historia. Nella seconda parte e' frequente l'uso di sinonimi e viene introdotto il discorso diretto, mentre nella prima ricorre la ripetizione degli stessi vocaboli a distanze brevi - si ricorda le teorie…

DA UNO STILE SCARNO A UNO RICERCATO: L'ipotesi di una scrittura dilatata nel tempo, per quanto concerne al De bello Gallico, giustificherebbe il progressivo mutamento del registro stilistico: da un lessico scarno e disadorno da commentarius vero e proprio, a ornamenti tipici della historia. Nella seconda parte e' frequente l'uso di sinonimi e viene introdotto il discorso diretto, mentre nella prima ricorre la ripetizione degli stessi vocaboli a distanze brevi - si ricorda le teorie…

Dacian wars era soldier

A Roman Legionary's Armor and Weapons

Illustration of a Dacian War Century AD legionary, for Roman Miltary Equipment Ed. by Bishop & Coulston.

Roman Weisenau helmet  from the former Axel Guttmann collection, now presumably in an unknown private collection. Estimated as second half first century AD.

Roman Weisenau helmet from the former Axel Guttmann collection, now presumably in an unknown private collection. Estimated as second half first century CE.

Roman early Weisenau Type Helmet, from the Axel Guttmann collection, now in a US private collection. Unusual are the eye brows and shape, showing Celtic (?) influence.

Roman early Weisenau Type Helmet, from the Axel Guttmann collection, now in a US private collection. Unusual are the eye brows and shape, showing Celtic (?

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Similar in weight to a modern soldier. They would be expected to march 24 Roman miles in less than 5 hours carrying these items missing minus the wooden "strong-box" which would've been carried on a mule.

!!! аве цезарь! идущие на смерть приветствуют тебя!

!!! аве цезарь! идущие на смерть приветствуют тебя!

Republican Rome's army, Punic War

Roman Legionaries in the Jugurthine War, BC. My Thoughts: Roman soldiers of varying rank, The Origin of the Empire could not have been achieved without support from the army

Image 1: Imperial Italic "G" helmet, discovered in Hebron, Israel and dated to the early II cent. CE, with reinforcement bands and appliques of half moons on crown. Probably a spoil of war taken by Jewish zealots during the Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-135 CE).

Image Imperial Italic "G" helmet, discovered in Hebron, Israel and dated to the early II cent. CE, with reinforcement bands and appliques of half moons on crown. Probably a spoil of war taken by Jewish zealots during the Bar Kokhba Revolt CE).

Late Weisenau type, with cross bar reinforcement, from Theilenhofen

Late Weisenau type Roman helmet, with cross bar reinforcement, from Theilenhofen. century, AD (the actual helmet dates to 189 AD, but many could have been used before that date)

The Emperor Justinian and the Empress Theodora after the Nika riot (18 January 532 AD)

"The Emperor Justinian and the Empress Theodora after the Nika riot January 532 AD)", Giorgio Albertini

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