Roman Armour


Mark Cartwright
published on 22 October 2013
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A detail from a 2nd century CE Roman statue showing the armoured breast plate (lorica), tunic and cloak (paludamentum) typical of a Roman soldier. The armour is decorated with acanthus leaves and from the hanging pieryges are, alternately, griffins and wild animals. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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