Arthur and the Anglo-Saxon Wars (Men-at-Arms, Volume 154) by David Nicolle

By David Nicolle

The Arthurian Age; the Celtic Twilight; the darkish a long time; the start of britain; those are the powerfully romantic names usually given to at least one of the main careworn but very important sessions in British heritage. it's an period upon which rival Celtic and English nationalisms often fought. It was once additionally a interval of cost, and of the sword. This soaking up quantity by means of David Nicolle transports us to an England shrouded in secret and beset by way of savage clash, a land which performed host to at least one of the main enduring figures of our background – Arthur.

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For the manner of the soldiers, see James 2001 and James 2006, 253. Edmonson 2008. The female counterpart of the toga was the stola, to which only married (female) Roman citizens were entitled. . The tunic was fairly short and had short sleeves, the soldiers having exposed arms and legs. This dress can be observed on most military gravestones. It is likely that soldiers wore this sort of dress most of the time when not on campaign. In Roman military archaeology, it is usually called ‘camp dress’.

Or he may have been a civilian clothes dealer who took care of the acquisition and transaction of clothing for the detachment in question. If he were indeed a civilian, it is still not clear whether he himself was the contractor, or if he was head of an association of weavers or clothes dealers. It seems fairly clear, however, that Aemilianus played an important role in the process of clothing supply to a detachment of Legio I Adiutrix, which expressed its gratitude by presenting this silver plate to him.

Hoss 2006, 237 (footnote 3 and 4), 244; Bishop and Coulston 2006, 162–163, fig. See letter E on the Lyon set, fig 2. 62. Bishop and Coulston 2006, 182. 63. James 2006, 61. 64. The exact dating of these belt types is hindered by the fact that the border situation of the Roman empire had consolidated in the second part of the 2nd century. Most forts remained intact until the mid-3rd century, which leaves a large group of types of military equipment dating ‘between the mid-2nd and the mid-3rd century’ (Hoss, forthcoming).

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