Roman Gladius and the Ancient Fighting Techniques: VOLUME I - MONARCHY AND CONSU...
"Casprini, Fabrizio. Hardback 390 pages 170 black and white illustrations. The backbone of the Roman army was the infantry, armed with a javelin, or pilum, and sword, or gladius. This study investigates not just the weapon itself, and its design and manufacture, but how the sword was originally conceived and how it was employed on the battlefield as an expression of the Roman state."
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