Ancient Rome

Eques Gladiator

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These were mounted Gladiators (Cavalry). Often used in Battle spectacles, they were trained to imitate Roman Cavalry. Normally armed with Spear and Parma Shield (Round), …

Essedarius Gladiator

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These Gladiators were specially trained to “drive” War Chariots in various Games and Events. Often used to represent “enemies”, they were also use …

Navis Lusoria

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These Roman Warships served chiefly as Transport Ships (around 12-13 B.C.). Made of wood and roughly 70 feet long, Navis Lusoria ships featured a single Main Mast and Oar …

Focale

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Basically, The Roman Rocale was nothing more than a -scarf! However, The Focale was not worn as a “fashion statement” or “Trend”. The Focale was d …

Sagum

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The Sagum was the principle robe or covering (cloak), worn by Roman Legionaries (1st thru 3rd A.D.) (as well as Officers and NCOs). Designed to help keep them warm, The S …

Tunica

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The standard apparel of a Roman man was the Tunic. A shorter version of the more formal Toga-like dress, The Tunica was designed for Roman soldiers. Made short (so as to …

Bracae

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Bracae were basically pants or trousers. Rome was NOT a fan of pants (seen as Barbaric). When Rome first encountered The Bracae, it was during their battles with Germanic …

Plumbata

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This unusual Roman weapon was taken from a much older Greek design (possibly from 500 B.C.) The Plumbata was in essence a “lead throwing dart”, which could be …

Cingulum

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Similar to the previously discussed Pteruges (or leather and brass studded strips worn as a form of groin protection), for Roman Officers and NCOs – The Cingulum wa …

Cestus

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Another “weapon” debated by many Historians (who claim it was more used for “hand fighting”), The Cestus is another very iconic (recognized) piece …