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Саймон Скэрроу | Древний Рим | ВКонтакте

Саймон Скэрроу | Древний Рим | ВКонтакте

They were the only gladiators protected by a breastplate (cardiophylax) which is usually rectangular, later often crescent-shaped. They fought with a tall, rectangular shield and the gladius. They were paired only against other provocatores.

They were the only gladiators protected by a breastplate (cardiophylax) which is usually rectangular, later often crescent-shaped. They fought with a tall, rectangular shield and the gladius. They were paired only against other provocatores.

Centurion with "vitis". The vitis (vine stick) was a symbol of the centurion's authority and the implement with which he would mete out punishment.

Centurion with "vitis". The vitis (vine stick) was a symbol of the centurion's authority and the implement with which he would mete out punishment.

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