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Ancient and Medieval History / Re: Date of Vikings in America Pinpointed
« Last post by davidb on Today at 06:31:37 PM »
Quirks and Quarks, the weekly science radio show on the CBC, interviewed Michael Dee, an Associate Professor of Isotopic Chronology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, about this.  FOr those interested, you can hear the interview here https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/oct-23-vikings-in-newfoundland-new-rocks-from-the-moon-making-wood-better-and-more-1.6219865/new-research-shows-the-vikings-were-in-newfoundland-exactly-1000-years-ago-1.6219878
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Society Conference / Re: Society of Ancients Conference 2021
« Last post by NickHarbud on Today at 09:52:02 AM »
I anticipate that either Richard or John will send out a list of joining instructions and other useful information in the near future.

 8)
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Fascinating and creative bit of science.
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Society Conference / Re: Society of Ancients Conference 2021
« Last post by Trebian on October 22, 2021, 05:43:26 PM »
Nick,

Do you know how early we can check in on Friday afternoon/evening?  Not that I am expecting to be especially early, but just for info....

Be useful to know. I'm intending to put some easy to play games in the boot, like Call it Qids or Elephant in the Room. Be good to play some of those over a cocktail or even afternoon cup of tea if it opens early enough.
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Society Conference / Re: Society of Ancients Conference 2021
« Last post by Duncan Head on October 22, 2021, 02:10:46 PM »
Nick,

Do you know how early we can check in on Friday afternoon/evening?  Not that I am expecting to be especially early, but just for info....
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Ancient and Medieval History / Re: Grotesque faces of Coventry uncovered
« Last post by Holly on October 22, 2021, 10:26:37 AM »
and mine too strangely enough....
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Society Conference / Re: Society of Ancients Conference 2021
« Last post by Trebian on October 22, 2021, 09:42:45 AM »
Really looking forwards to this. Be great to get out and meet up with other wargamers. I shall be bringing "Spartans and Successors" https://wargaming4grownups.blogspot.com/p/spartans-and-successors.html a card driven system for classical Greek refights (that isn't "To The Strongest"), and also "Dicing With Death", a gladiator game for after dinner.
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Ancient and Medieval History / Re: Grotesque faces of Coventry uncovered
« Last post by NickHarbud on October 22, 2021, 09:21:34 AM »
Ah, I think you may have inadvertantly found the inspiration behind many of the ornaments at my local garden centre....    ;D
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Ancient and Medieval History / Grotesque faces of Coventry uncovered
« Last post by Holly on October 21, 2021, 07:37:09 PM »
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Army Research / Re: Julian's Persian expedition; Which Legions and Cohorts Involved?
« Last post by Atheling on October 21, 2021, 12:57:00 PM »
Thanks to Anthony for fixing the link.

Darrell, if you are interested in Late Roman shields, one good place to start is Luke Ueda-Sarson's pages on the Notitia Dignitatum, which is the main source for 4th-5th century shield patterns. See http://www.lukeuedasarson.com/NotitiaPatterns.html

But it can be a bit confusing. For example, in XXV.6.3, Ammianus mentions the Palatine legions of the Iovii and Victores killing some Persian elephants. By the somewhat later date of the Notitia, there are various units called Iovii and Victores, though they are auxilia rather than legions - see the alphabetical list at http://www.lukeuedasarson.com/NDalaphabetical.html#I and http://www.lukeuedasarson.com/NDalaphabetical.html#V

This article reckons Legio I Armeniaca was present - actually, the link to Luke's page on the shield-pattern gives the evidence.

Thanks again Duncan. Plenty to mull over and digest. Appreciated  8)
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