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Ancient and Medieval History / Re: Gepids v Huns
« Last post by Andreas Johansson on Today at 03:46:33 PM »
In confess I always get a little incredulous when people close-read texts and find all sorts of clever parallels, such as those Mingarelli suggest between Jordanes accounts of the Catalaunian Fields and the Nedao. Did Jordanes really expect a worthwhile proportion of his readers to read obsessively enough to note such?

I also thought the reconstruction of a Hunnic diarchy* seemed a little too neat.

But as said, interesting. 8)


* I thought the word was "dyarchy", but Wiktionary assures me both forms are in use.
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Army Research / Re: Aux sagittarii standards
« Last post by Ade G on February 20, 2018, 09:48:34 PM »
Can't think why they would have different standards to other Auxilia.

I didn't like to assume Nik.
The fact that equites used labarum and draco variously was at the back of my mind
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Ancient and Medieval History / Re: Gepids v Huns
« Last post by Holly on February 20, 2018, 09:17:04 AM »
excellent find and very interesting although the prologue I skipped through to be fair
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Army Research / Re: Aux sagittarii standards
« Last post by nikgaukroger on February 19, 2018, 09:23:44 PM »
Can't think why they would have different standards to other Auxilia.
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Ancient and Medieval History / Re: Gepids v Huns
« Last post by Tim on February 19, 2018, 08:57:41 PM »
That seems interesting. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. :)

(Note to self: this is not an excuse to get a Gepid army.)

Andreas, you correct it is not an excuse for you to get a Gepid army.  You don't need an excuse, you are a wargamer...
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Army Research / Re: Aux sagittarii standards
« Last post by Ade G on February 19, 2018, 08:44:43 PM »
It must be a draco because with 30 views if it was wrong somebody would have said by now... ;D
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Ancient and Medieval History / Re: Gepids v Huns
« Last post by Andreas Johansson on February 19, 2018, 07:59:15 PM »
That seems interesting. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. :)

(Note to self: this is not an excuse to get a Gepid army.)
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Ancient and Medieval History / Gepids v Huns
« Last post by Erpingham on February 19, 2018, 03:05:01 PM »
An MA thesis on the Battle of Nedao which may be of interest to Migration era fans.
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Ancient and Medieval History / Re: A quick guide to what constitutes a Roman Villa
« Last post by Holly on February 19, 2018, 11:44:47 AM »
and it will continue to tease many a commentator as to what that definition is.......
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