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Re: Swords of the Republic and Empire

How nice to see such a strand developing! As far as I know there is still some dispute as to where the gladius was worn during combat. As I said earlier, experiments showed that wearing it on the back when the legion was tightly wedged together may have been an option. Drawing a sword requires some ...
by caiavaleria
on Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Swords of the Republic and Empire
Replies: 5
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Re: Avete New Sodales! (Intros)

Salve Valeri Claudi, It's nice to know there is so much interest in the swords. I shall unearth my old BSc thesis and write again. ears ago there was a lively discussion on as to where on the body in combat conditions the gladius was worn. Some thought it to be slung on the back so that in close co...
by caiavaleria
on Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:03 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Avete New Sodales! (Intros)
Replies: 38
Views: 12548

Re: Avete New Sodales! (Intros)

Salvete Valeri Claudi iohannes! If this is not grammatically correct, Please do correct my latin. Indeed - I do know a lot about metallurgy. Comparatively few Roman swords survive as they were often recycled. The gladii and spathas are the two known Roman swords. Gladii being a lot shorter and b...
by caiavaleria
on Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Avete New Sodales! (Intros)
Replies: 38
Views: 12548

Re: Avete New Sodales! (Intros)

Avete Omnes! I am pleased and honoured to be amongst such enthusiastic Romans. My latin is rusty and will no doubt improve with your help! I have studied archaeology with special reference to the construction and use of swords. I'm impressed to find a gladiatrix and a Pannonian lady with ambiti...
by caiavaleria
on Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:25 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Avete New Sodales! (Intros)
Replies: 38
Views: 12548

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