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Warriors Through Time - "Tullia" the Legionary

The "fist" of the Roman Empire for nearly a thousand years, the legions that served the Republic and later the Emperor were some of the best trained soldiers in history for their ability to work in unison. Vigorously drilled and well outfitted for battle, the typical Roman soldier was also afforded a good diet (by comparison to other armies), well made equipment, and excellent health care. So much so that the average life span of a Roman legionnaire was 5 - 10 longer than a Roman citizen.

Tullia is a high ranking officer in the first to second century A.D. as told by her helmet with a back swept crest. Standard issue was the bread and butter (or wine and olives rather) of the Roman army. The body army (lorica segmenta), sword (gladius), javelin (pilum), dagger (pugio), and shield were all standard to every soldier yet the higher rank's equipment was much more elaborate as seen.

Fun Fact: Despite the location, whether they were in the scorching Nile River Valley to the chilly hills of North England the legions still wore the same clothing - a tunic (usually red), open toe sandals, and no pants (barbarians wore pants! pants bad!). Their barracks were also open air with little insulation.
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Yukow Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wooow!!! Es preciosa, me encanta la "lorica segmentata" además de la espada , me gustaría que tuviese puesto el casco y que llevase un escudo!!! +favlove 
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Gwaylar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gracias. No lo hacemos todos? De hecho, tengo un traje completo de armadura romana en mi comedor.

Lo siento si la traducción es mala, no es culpa de Google Translate.
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Yukow Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OOOOOH!!!!!!¿TIENES UNA LORICA SEGMENTATA? DONDE LA HAS COMPRADO??????? XD
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Gwaylar Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Yukow Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I going to buy it!!! :happy: ( if my parents allow Cry forever )
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
"and no pants (barbarians wore pants! pants bad!)."

But, centurion, in winter, we wear pants, still. And our auxilliaries from Gaul wear pants.
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Gwaylar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True Italian legions didn't wear pants but germanic tribes recruited into the Roman army after 150 AD would still wear them as well as many auxiliaries.  
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
So Roman legionnaires (those born in Italy and Roman citizens) wouldn't wear pants, even in winter ?
That would be unhealthy chilly "down there", then, wouldn't it ? :-p

(Sorry if the questions bother you, but I don't know much about that part of their equipment.)
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Gwaylar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope, no pants.  To compensate for cold weather they would wear multiple tunics that could be fur lined or made of thick wool.  Many would also wrap their legs in animal furs before putting on their (open toe) sandals or caligae.  I can imagine being posted on Hadrian's Wall in the winter made life rather dismal and miserable.

No prob with the questions. I am actually a history professor at a college so I love it.
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Open toe caligae ? In winter ?? On Hadrian's Wall ???

Oh dear ... :-S
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jefffletcher Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Roma invicta!
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Gwaylar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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jefffletcher Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
My pleasure! Awesome pic! Gets me excited for ROME 2 Total War coming out later this year!
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lothar2009 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
So do you possess any kind of historical source which can prove that women could enlist into Roman legions?
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Gwaylar Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
None at all, nor could they be samurai or enlist in the Confederacy. It's just me having fun by making my warriors female. Rule 63 strikes again!
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lothar2009 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
^^
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Woaddragon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist
So, is she a centuries or a Tribune?
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Gwaylar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm thinking more like a legate or venturian since her helmet crest is swept back
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ConsulofRome Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
This is an amazing drawing! I can say no other words about the high standard of artistic talent and historical accuracy put into it. Amazing!

BTW the Romans did wear pants but only if they were riding a horse or if they were in the most northern provinces of the empire. As John Green once said about pants, "When people choose between civilization and warm genitals, they pick warm genitals."
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Gwaylar Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everything I have ever read said they would not wear pants because the Germanic tribes (barbarians) would. Though toward the late Empire period there were more conscripted natives of Europe in the army than Romans, so that would not surprise me if they did.

Your average Roman would not have looked on with approval, but such is life when the Huns are kicking your butt across Europe.

Thanks by the way. I try to research each soldier before the concept work starts.
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oddbutrue Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012   Artist
it is so good !!!!!
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Gwaylar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you much
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