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In the German frontiers of ancient Rome lived barbarian tribes who grew some of the fiercest beards in history. The mostly beardless ancient Romans were both afraid of and fascinated by Germanic beards.    We learn from the Roman historian Tacitus that it was customary for a young Germanic man to make a vow to never cut his hair or beard until he had killed an enemy.

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From its origin as a city-state on the peninsula of Italy in the 8th century BC, to its rise as an empire covering much of Southern Europe, Western Europe, Near East and North Africa to its fall in the 5th century AD, the political history of Ancient Rome was closely entwined with its military history. The core of the campaign history of the Roman military is an aggregate of different accounts of the Roman military's land battles

A Roman legion normally indicates the basic ancient Roman army unit recruited…

Roman troops try to break out of the trap theyve been lured into by Arminius and his Cherusci tribe in the Teutoburg Forest AD 9 - art by Peter Dennis

Roman troops try to break out of the trap theyve been lured into by Arminius and his Cherusci tribe in the Teutoburg Forest AD 9 - art by Peter Dennis

So intricate - love this! Wing Fibula [Provincial Roman; Made in Pannonia] (1998.76) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wing Fibula -- Century -- Late Roman Provincial Roman -- Produced in Pannonia -- Silver, gold & four carnelians -- Metropolitan Museum of Art

Late Roman Comitatensian Infantryman, 451 AD (306) , from a recent issue of Desperta Ferro Magazine.

Late Roman Comitatensian Infantryman, 451 AD , from a recent issue of Desperta Ferro Magazine.

Apuli PEOPLE WRITTEN BY: The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica See Article History Alternative Title: Apulian RELATED TOPICS Dobuni Germanic peoples ancient Greek civilization Roma history ancient Italic people Norman Rechabite ancient Rome Rusyn Apuli, also called Apulians, ancient Italic tribe, one of the populations that inhabited the southeastern extremity of the Italian peninsula. The ancients often called this group of tribes Iapyges (whence the geographic term Iapygia, in which…

Apuli: Ancient Italic tribe, one of the populations that inhabited the southeastern extremity of the Italian peninsula. The ancients often called this group of tribes Iapyges (whence.

A while back I organised a photo-shoot to illustrate the way that Ancient Roman women wore their hair and makeup, and was lucky enough to find my very own Roman to model for me. With the perfect fe…

Ancient Roman makeup – shoot

A while back I organised a photo-shoot to illustrate the way that Ancient Roman women wore their hair and makeup, and was lucky enough to find my very own Roman to model for me. With the perfect fe…

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