Defeated legionary of the Eastern Roman Empire by the Visigoths at the Battle of Adrianople

Defeated legionary of the Eastern Roman Empire by the Visigoths at the Battle of Adrianople

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The late Roman legion used round shields because the Roman state didn't have the money to train the soldiers to work as an organized fighting machine like the early legion was. Instead the late legion was a militia and hence had to use round shields because round shields are better in individual combat.

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The late Roman legion used round shields because the Roman state didn't have the…

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Legionary evolution-The Roman army of the 4th Century A.D. bore little resemblance to that which had followed the eagles of Caesar or Trajan.  Gone were the 5,000 strong legions of pilum-and-gladius armed legionaries,  who once stabbed-and-slashed their way methodically through every enemy they faced.  By the Battle of Adrianople, the Roman armies had become a balanced force of spear-and-javelin (or dart) armed heavy infantry;  supported by elite regiments of javelin or bow armed…

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Aug. 9, 378:   The Battle of Adrianople .  The Romans were defeated by the Visigoths.  Battle of Adrianople - Wikipedia

Aug. 9, 378: The Battle of Adrianople . The Romans were defeated by the Visigoths. Battle of Adrianople - Wikipedia

The Ottomans defeated the Poles, who were supporting the Habsburgs in the Thirty Years' War, at the Battle of Cecora in September–October 1620, but were not able to further intervene efficiently before the Bohemian defeat at the Battle of the White Mountain in November 1620. File:Defending the Polish banner at Chocim, by Juliusz Kossak, 1892.jpg

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What happened in the Battle of Adrianople? Click here to learn more about it: http://amazingbibletimeline.com/blog/battle-of-adrianople/

Adrianople, Battle of - Amazing Bible Timeline with World History

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