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Praetorian Guard during the Reign of Augustus-Nero

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:15 am
by Joe Geranio
I am hoping someone who is involved with Military history can help me understand what a true Praetorian Guard uniform may have looked? What was the clothing like, and what would have differed from a regular army uniform?

What do we get out of the reliefs that were found with praetorian guards on them? Did they wear a different uniform if they were close to the princeps on the Palatine?


Joe Geranio

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:08 am
by Tarquinius Dionysius
No information on costumes as far as I can tell but still an essential read:

Bingham, Sandra J. (1998). The praetorian guard in the political and social life of Julio-Claudian Rome. Ottawa: National Library of Canada.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:04 am
by Joe Geranio
Thanks for taking the time to reply.

Julio Claudian Joe

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:26 pm
by Ti.Horatius

Late to the question, but here is a great source of clothing and equipment worn by the Praetoriuns over the years

The Praetorian Guard (Elite) [Paperback] by Rankov and Hook

Bene vale