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An aquilifer was a senior signifer bearing the eagle standard of a Roman legion. The name derives from the type of standard, aquila meaning "eagle" (which was the universal type used since 104 BCE), and fers, related to the Latin word for bringing or carrying. Before that time, the wolf, boar, bull and horse were also used. The eagle standard was the most important possession of the legion and its loss was a terrible disgrace. -- I chose this piece because to me it represents their…

An aquilifer was a senior signifer bearing the eagle standard of a Roman legion. The name derives from the type of standard, aquila meaning "eagle" (which was the universal type used since 104 BCE), and fers, related to the Latin word for bringing or carrying. Before that time, the wolf, boar, bull and horse were also used. The eagle standard was the most important possession of the legion and its loss was a terrible disgrace. -- I chose this piece because to me it represents their…

Peltasta griego, ekdromoi ateniense y peltasta tracio

Peltasta griego, ekdromoi ateniense y peltasta tracio

"Thyni night attack, 400 BC", Angus McBride:  • Thracian trumpeter  • Thracian bodyguard cavalryman

"Thyni night attack, 400 BC", Angus McBride: • Thracian trumpeter • Thracian bodyguard cavalryman

Tarantine Cavalry

Tarantine Cavalry

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Thracians. Attack on a triballi hill fort, 424 BC

Thracians. Attack on a triballi hill fort, 424 BC

La Pintura y la Guerra. Sursumkorda in memoriam

La Pintura y la Guerra. Sursumkorda in memoriam

• Phocian hoplite, first half of the V century BC • Hoplite, end of the VI…

• Phocian hoplite, first half of the V century BC • Hoplite, end of the VI…

"Roman auxiliary cavalryman - Hippika gymnasia"

"Roman auxiliary cavalryman - Hippika gymnasia"

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