Re: Re: Dragonrise arc

From: Gianfranco Geroldi <giangero_at_...>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 09:49:45 -0700 (PDT)

I'm sorry to look immodest, but I do write in an Italian site about the Roman Army. A serious site, at:
So, if you are interested to know something more than 'Gladiator' or 'Asterix' or even about 'Boudicca', just ask. As a matter of fact, the Roman Army (Legion+auxiliary units) you, Jane and Chris, are 'describing' is a bit scholastic and overly simplified. But I am not an authority whatsoever.
Though I *do* have Roman and Ancient History Lover in my facebook page description... :-)

Da: Jane Williams <janewilliams20_at_...> Oggetto: Re: Re: Dragonrise arc
Data: Mercoledė 11 marzo 2009, 17:12

They make carpets? That's all that "Persian" implies to me. A little bit of "didn't Alexander fight them?" and that's the end of my knowledge on the subject. I actually asked this at the wargames weekend, of a group of well-educated people with an interest in history, and didn't get much more. It just isn't a useful analogue. They could list a few of the elite units, they mentioned watering wine, that's about it. No-one had any idea how the empire was structured, or what a Persian military group in a conquered area to collect taxes would look like, but we all know about the Legions, Boudicca, and Asterix the Gaul.       

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