March 26,  1913: THE BATTLE OF ADRIANOPLE  -    The First Balkan War (1912-1913) ends when the Bulgarian army captures Adrinople (Edrine).

March 26, 1913: THE BATTLE OF ADRIANOPLE - The First Balkan War (1912-1913) ends when the Bulgarian army captures Adrinople (Edrine).

VALENS 364 - 378 AD :    FLAVIVS IVLIVS VALENS AVGVSTVS  BORN 328 AD, CIBALAE, PANNONIA,   RULE 14YEARS 28 MARCH 365 A.D. – 9 AUGUST 378 A.D.  Appointed co-Augustus for the east by Valentinian I his brother  Killed in Battle of Adrianople against the Goths.

VALENS 364 - 378 AD : FLAVIVS IVLIVS VALENS AVGVSTVS BORN 328 AD, CIBALAE, PANNONIA, RULE 14YEARS 28 MARCH 365 A.D. – 9 AUGUST 378 A.D. Appointed co-Augustus for the east by Valentinian I his brother Killed in Battle of Adrianople against the Goths.

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.

THE BATTLE OF ADRIANOPLE REVISITED

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.

Roman legionaries attacking Visigothic wagons at the Battle of Adrianople

Roman legionaries attacking Visigothic wagons at the Battle of Adrianople

Celtic Fierce Sword warriors. These warriors often could afford a good sword and a helmet but chose to fight shirtless to demonstrate their bravery and ferocity.

Celtic Fierce Sword warriors. These warriors often could afford a good sword and a helmet but chose to fight shirtless to demonstrate their bravery and ferocity.

Ancient Roman Wars: The Battle of Adrianople 378 AD | via @learninghistory

Ancient Roman Wars: The Battle of Adrianople 378 AD | via @learninghistory

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THE BATTLE OF ADRIANOPLE REVISITED

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