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by Gordopolis
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The XI Claudia Legion - heroes of the empire
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The XI Claudia Legion - heroes of the empire

I set out to write the Legionary series to indulge in Late Antiquity. It's been an incredible journey and I often refer to writing about the people and places of those times as a 'time machine' of sorts. And so I thought it was about time I turned the spotlight on the famous old legion at the heart ...
by Gordopolis
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Ancient Roman City of Adrianople
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Views: 858

The Ancient Roman City of Adrianople

A final post on my visit to Turkey earlier in the year. This time I explored the ancient Roman city of Adrianople (modern Edirne) - history, pics & thoughts here: http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblog/theancientcityofadrianople´╗┐ http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/_/rsrc/1447929216338/writeblog/th...
by Gordopolis
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Late Roman Legionary - Armour or No Armour?
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Views: 816

The Late Roman Legionary - Armour or No Armour?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTmtG-gWcAEKQqr.jpg Vegetius, the late Roman writer, claims that the late Roman legionary did not wear armour in battle. A striking claim, and a much debated one. Grab a coffee and have a read of my take on it, here: http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblog/thelateromanl...
by Gordopolis
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Byzantine Constantinople
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Views: 586

Byzantine Constantinople

Earlier in the year, I spent a pleasant fortnight in Istanbul. My mission: to seek out the Byzantine ruins (and there were many, tucked away in narrow alleys or hidden underground). I visited the palace region, the land walls, the Galata region (the Military museum north of the city is a must) and t...
by Gordopolis
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Searching for the Battle of Adrianople
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Views: 717

Searching for the Battle of Adrianople

Back in February I spent a few weeks in northwestern Turkey, exploring the 'Thracian' countryside in search of the lost site of the Battle of Adrianople (378 AD):
http://www.gordondoherty.co.uk/writeblo ... adrianople

History, pics and theories - hope you enjoy :)

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