Roman Empire

Attrition rate in Roman Legions.

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No, I’m not talking about losses in battle. Disease all the time, famine in bad times, and not quite enough food in normal times were deadly in the ancient world. Not even until the American Civil War was germ theory of disease transmission a known thing. (Update: slight wording changes not identified as such.) The […]

Roman Empire

Equipment of a Roman Legionnaire

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The clothing and weaponry of a Legionnaire in the Roman army are described in  a series of posts. This fits well with this blog’s topic of ancient finances. You will also find this fits well with the description of the armor of God as described by the Apostle Paul in the sixth chapter of his […]