Erkunde Römische Soldaten, Alten Persien und noch mehr!

Two Limitanei infantrymen stand watch over the frontier during the fourth century AD. Art by Amelianvs.

Two Limitanei infantrymen stand watch over the frontier during the fourth century AD. Art by Amelianvs.

Skutatos, 11th-12th centuries; Skutatos, c.950; Peltastos, c.975; Skutatos, 10th century

Skutatos, 11th-12th centuries; Skutatos, c.950; Peltastos, c.975; Skutatos, 10th century

0406 Veteran soldier of the Western Roman Empire is expecting arrival of invading barbarian hordes under Radagaisus early in 406 A.D. northern italy.

0406 Veteran soldier of the Western Roman Empire is expecting arrival of invading barbarian hordes under Radagaisus early in 406 A.D. northern italy.

“Roman Centurions, Western & Eastern Empires, 4th - 5th Centuries AD”, Giuseppe Rava

“Roman Centurions, Western & Eastern Empires, 4th - 5th Centuries AD”, Giuseppe Rava

Late empire legionary of the 5th century CE. By the fifth century the barbarian nature of the army was barely disguised. Germanic warriors dominated the ranks and looked the part. Armour has been given up for greater speed and mobility, as the mobile field army needed to move fast to head off any invaders.  Gone are any curved, square shields. Gone is the sophisticated design of the helmet. Gone is the short stabbing sword. Instead the soldiers is armed with a heavy Germanic spatha.

Late empire legionary of the 5th century CE. By the fifth century the barbarian nature of the army was barely disguised. Germanic warriors dominated the ranks and looked the part. Armour has been given up for greater speed and mobility, as the mobile field army needed to move fast to head off any invaders. Gone are any curved, square shields. Gone is the sophisticated design of the helmet. Gone is the short stabbing sword. Instead the soldiers is armed with a heavy Germanic spatha.

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