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Caesar’s Greatest Battle (Part 3)

They came at the dead of night, says Caesar. Julius Caesar (public domain photo) He couldn’t have liked that much. Darkness always greatly increased the danger of battle. His lookout towers had a fine view of the enemy during the … Continue reading

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Caesar’s Greatest Battle (Part 2)

From the citadel of Alesia Vercingetorix watched his kinsmen arrive by the thousands behind the Roman army. Statue de Vercingétorix at Alise-Sainte-Reine (Côte-d’Or) France – sculpteur Aimé Millet ( Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license photo by Siren-Com) He … Continue reading

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Naked Warriors

This is a relief sculpture from an old Roman sarcophagus. It shows Roman soldiers fighting naked Gauls. Did the artist sculpt the Gauls naked only to show pretty male anatomy? No. According to Polybius, in at least one important battle … Continue reading

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