Ancient Rome

Legio II ''Italica''

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The Roman Legio II was formed in 165 AD, under the dual Emperorship of Marcus Aurelius and Lucis Verus (Brothers). Numbering roughly 3,000 Soldiers, they were known as Th …

Labarum

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Relating to Emperor Constantine (''The Great''), The Labarum was the late 3rd Century AD version of The Roman Vexillum (or Military Standard). These were Cloth Standards …

Comitium

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Dating to The Kingdom Period through The Republic Era – a Comitium was the forerunner to The Forum. These were Public Meeting Places, not only used to discuss vario …

Veles

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Much as The Roman Formation called Velites (which were Skirmish or ''Melee' Troops) – so to was the Gladiator known as The Veles. The ''fought'' much as the Militar …

Parmularius

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The ''Parmularius'' was a type of Gladiator who generally fought with nothing but the ''Buckler''-style Parma (Round) Shield. Often using them to batter their similar Opp …

Crupellarius

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Dating to the 1st AD (and lasting perhaps to the 3rd Century AD), The Roman Crupellarius were heavily Armored Gladiators, specifically recruited from Gaul (France). Unlik …

Bustuarius

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A very odd category of Ancient Roman Gladiator – that existed very early in The Arena Games ''creation'', The Bustuarius were Gladiators that ''killed'' captive Sla …

Venator

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Much as we have seen with The Ancient Roman Gladiator known as The Bestiarius (who were Gladiators trained to fight wild, captive animals to the death in The Arena) &ndas …

Paegniarius

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The ''Paegniarius'' were a specialized form of Fighter that were actually not considered Gladiators. These ''Fighters'' were tasked with performing mini ''battles and fig …

Mamertines

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The Mamertines were a Force of Regional Italian Mercenaries, that existed in the 3rd Century BC. They were a hired Soldiers who worked for Agathocies, The ''Tyrant of Syr …