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Ordo-ordinis
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et quod antea phalanges similes Macedonicis, hoc postea manipulatim structa acies coepit esse: postremi in plures ordines instruebantur [ordo sexagenos milites, duos centuriones, uexillarium unum habebat]. prima acies hastati erant, manipuli quindecim, distantes inter se modicum spatium; manipulus leues uicenos milites, aliam turbam scutatorum habebat; leues autem, qui hastam tantum gaesaque gererent, uocabantur. haec prima frons in acie florem iuuenum pubescentium ad militiam habebat. robustior inde aetas totidem manipulorum, quibus principibus est nomen, hos sequebantur, scutati omnes, insignibus maxime armis. hoc triginta manipulorum agmen antepilanos appellabant, quia sub signis iam alii quindecim ordines locabantur, ex quibus ordo unusquisque tres partes habebat + earum unam quamque primam pilum uocabant. tribus ex uexillis constabat ordo; sexagenos milites, duos centuriones, uexillarium unum habebat uexillum; centum octoginta sex homines erant. primum uexillum triarios ducebat, ueteranum militem spectatae uirtutis, secundum rorarios, minus roboris aetate factisque, tertium accensos, minimae fiduciae manum; Livius, Ab.c., VIII, 8

I'm back to RAT with this question: from the text above, it seems that the world ordo-ordinis is used like a synonymous for maniple or, at least, for some sort of formation.
I thought it could also mean "row" or "file".What's your thought about it?
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Cesco wrote:

I'm back to RAT with this question: from the text above, it seems that the world ordo-ordinis is used like a synonymous for maniple or, at least, for some sort of formation. I thought it could also mean "row" or "file". What's your thought about it?
 
Here is a link to my reconstruction of the legion of 406 BC, which details the ordo organisation as given by Livy.
 
https://www.academia.edu/29930853/The_Roman_Legion_of_406_BC
 
 
 
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(08-21-2018, 02:01 PM)Cesco Wrote: I'm back to RAT with this question



Good for you but please take care how you write it here: ginormous lettering is not necessary and every minute a mod needs to spend in adjusting your fonts is one too many.
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