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Weapons of the Romans; Michel Feugere
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anyone read this one? i just got my copy today.
Tiberius Claudius Lupus

Chuck Russell
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#2
Me; it is a very good book. Big Grin
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#3
You can see a review here: ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2002/2002-11-25.htm
** Vincula/Lucy **
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#4
It's too hasty at times, and the references of several images are lacking.
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#5
His discussion of shields is interesting. He theorizes that the curved cylindrical scutum was not in universal use by legionaries, but was used for specific siege situations. He points to many depictions of legionaries (including some on Trajan's Column I think) carrying other types of shields.

Interesting! (I am not qualified to make any further comments on that subject! :lol: )
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This book details the lives of Late Roman legionaries garrisoned in Britain in 400AD. It covers everything from battle to rations, camp duties to clothing.
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Quote:His discussion of shields is interesting. He theorizes that the curved cylindrical scutum was not in universal use by legionaries, but was used for specific siege situations. He points to many depictions of legionaries (including some on Trajan's Column I think) carrying other types of shields.
That's cropped up before, and I'd never discount the idea of one type of shield per legionary.
TARBICvS/Jim Bowers
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#7
was this type perhaps only used during a manoeuvre such as the 'tortoise' ?
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#8
Quote:was this type perhaps only used during a manoeuvre such as the 'tortoise' ?
Who knows? But bear in mind that the classical straight-sided Imperial curved scutum is only a bit different to the "Augustan" curved-sided type, which itself is a Republican type with the top and bottom sawn off. So there is an evolution of sorts from a time that the likes of Lendon believe wasn't so focused on splitting tasks; legionaries mainly utilised for sieges, auxilia for field combat.
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#9
I think its a great book. Good visuals (lots of photos) if that is something you like (which i do). A picture is worth a thousand words....


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#10
A reasonably good book, a bit different interpretation / classification systems than in the dominant "anglo-saxon" histories (for example helmets). Some interesting black / white photos you won`t usually find elsewhere. Unfortunately there`s no index Cry ...
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#11
A good book IMHO, exept that, as Robert said already,
Quote:the references of several images are lacking.
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