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Romans vs Romans by AMELIANVS Romans vs Romans by AMELIANVS
Scene from the war between usurper Constantine III.and loyalists forces of General Stilichon and Emperor Honorius.
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shinydoug Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Just fantastic! I especially like the added touch of the darts behind the shield! Great equipment and uniforms! I'm really into art about the Late Empire!
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russellchap Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the feeling of a tight melee in this picture, I can imagine many deaths were accidental.   
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Awsassin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Wow! I can't believe how different late roman soldiers look from classical roman soldiers
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed it might be a kind of shock especially if seeing it for the first time:-)
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Awsassin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I can see that the practice of heraldry began in the late Roman Empire although there were shields that represented different families in Ancient Greece 
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
If there was any connection between later roman shield designs and later western europian heraldry it was probably only small as real heraldy only emerged some 5th centuries after fall of the Western empire and art of Heraldry although known in "Byzantium" via western knights on crusades was never completely accepted by the Byzantine time Romans.
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Awsassin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Oh.  I see.
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LuchoBorello Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Hey, the way of fighting of the classical Legion was pretty dead by then, wasn't it? I mean, the typical quinqux, triple axies, duplex axies, etc. I know that Diocletian and Constantinean reforms meant to flexibilize the army, but didn't it lose a bunch of it's power in hand to hand combat against the barbarians? The abandon of Gladius and traditional Scutum, etc. Enlight me, please. By the way, terrific art!!!
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Roger-Raven Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Comitati versus limitanei?
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
All are suposed to be members of the Comitatenses regiments,some more completely armoured than others.
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