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BBC Photos : Romans marching in the streets of Rome
#1
Always an impressive site Big Grin

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7357515.stm

So, which group participated ?

~Theo
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#2
Ave,

The man in the mask is Adrian Wink, but I'm not sure who the woman in the fishnets is (wowza)!
Roman Name: Gaius Marcius Gracilis

AKA: Mark Headlee
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#3
Quote:Ave,

The man in the mask is Adrian Wink, but I'm not sure who the woman in the fishnets is (wowza)!

lol, both statements are exactly what I thought when I saw them... ''yeah theres ade'' and ''wow! Now THAT is definitely a textbook example of inaccurate and hollywood influenced roman fishnets!!!!'' lol Big Grin
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#4
...the rather modern looking drum also provided a somewhat discordant note....I can't recall off-hand ANY evidence for Roman drums.... :?
"dulce et decorum est pro patria mori " - Horace, ODES
(It is a sweet and proper thing to die for ones country)

"No son-of-a-bitch ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country" -GeorgeC Scott as General George S. Patton
Paullus Scipio/Paul McDonnell-Staff
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#5
broad leatherbands on the forearms... Confusedhock:
MARCVS DECIVS / Matthias Wagner
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#6
Where can I find a Roman Army marching drum like the guy in the first photo? Maybe on EBay? I've got a couple of Civil War rope tension drums perhaps I should just repaint our Legion's shield pattern on them :wink:
P. Clodius Secundus (Randi Richert), Legio III Cyrenaica
"Caesar\'s Conquerors"
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#7
you could also paint your legion's shield pattern on a leopard II panzer, that would be even more accurate :wink:
MARCVS DECIVS / Matthias Wagner
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#8
Quote:I can't recall off-hand ANY evidence for Roman drums....
Neither can I, but the likeliest place they may have been used was on the decks of their galleys for the rowers. IIRC, the Greeks used them in this way.

~Theo
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#9
Quote:you could also paint your legion's shield pattern on a leopard II panzer, that would be even more accurate :wink:

I don't think I can import a Leopard II. I might be able to get a Leopard I-A4 from the Canadians, but wouldn't that more accurate for a Republican Era impression? Perhaps I could modify an M1A1. At least the gun is the same. :lol:
Seriously, if I knew of any evidence that the Roman Army used drums or other percussion instruments I would have already built one of every known type to go along with my horn collection. (six horns at last count) The only evidence outside of Hollywoood, where historical accuracy is nearly a religion, of Roman use of drums is their use by women in religious rites (Dionysian sp? IIRC). They used a type of frame drum similar to a Bohdran or large tambourine. I'm not familliar with the operation of galleys, but I think the image of a sweaty fat guy in a leather speedo thumping on a kettledrum (aside from ruining one's appetite) is another of those anachroninsms that would be impossible to kill.
P. Clodius Secundus (Randi Richert), Legio III Cyrenaica
"Caesar\'s Conquerors"
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#10
Quote:I would have already built one of every known type to go along with my horn collection. (six horns at last count)

You know, there is a pub around here called ''Horn in Hand''. You would feel right at home lol Big Grin
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#11
The horn collection and Corncien impression is just one of those blurring of the lines things that happens to use serial (multiple era) reenactors. I was a bugler with an ACW regiment so when I started going Roman as well I had to check out what they had. I couldn't afford to buy them along with all the other kit I needed so I made a tuba and cornu. Once I had the money I bought the rest. Along the way I've acquired quite a collection of offbeat, at least the way I play them, musical instruments. I have a couple of English post and hunting horns around here somewhere. Just cheap repros I'm affraid. One of my favorites is a German Prince-of-Pless horn. It's a tightly coiled horn that fits in a pocket but plays like a full sized bugle. Raise a pint for me there please!
P. Clodius Secundus (Randi Richert), Legio III Cyrenaica
"Caesar\'s Conquerors"
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#12
Quote:So, which group participated ?

Darnit, not me. How'd I miss that?
Aurelia Coritana
aka Laura Sweet
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Si vales, gaudeo. (If you are well, then I am happy.)
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#13
Yes, sadly there is a great lack of fishnet-clad female denziens at Roman events 8)

Drums...Much like "Knights needed a crane to get on horse / could not get up if fell down as armor was 'so heavy'" Is the kind of misinformation that just does't want to die...I suppose in some way it's 'good', as it keeps giving us myths and bad information to correct with the public. :wink:
Andy Volpe
"Build a time machine, it would make this [hobby] a lot easier."
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Legion III Cyrenaica ~ New England U.S.
Higgins Armory Museum 1931-2013 (worked there 2001-2013)
(Collection moved to Worcester Art Museum)
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#14
Quote:The man in the mask is Adrian Wink

Yes indeed and let me tell you he did a superb job on a very warm day marching around with Fozzius and carrying the COH I BAT Vex. I was right behind him on what was my debut event with the RMRS and the big baaaad Batavians. A fantastic day that will live long in my memory (my feet will not forget it for a while either!).
Sulla Felix

AKA Barry Coomber
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COH I BATAVORVM MCRPF
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#15
More pictures here..
http://www.repubblica.it/2006/05/galler ... oma/1.html

http://eternallycool.net/?cat=33
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