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Lecture 9

CLAS 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Pont Du Gard, De Re Militari, Roman Concrete

Classical Studies
Course Code
CLAS 1000
John Walsh

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The Roman Army (II)
Roe’s ai spedig – military
Legions, Praetorians, Auxillaries
Praetorians personal bodyguards of the emperor
Auxillaries extra support
Samnite Wars 343-290 BCE
2nd Punic War 218-201 BCE
To defeat Hannibal
Pliny Epistles
Vegetius De Re Militari
Strict requirements of soldiers in order to serve in the army
Legionary (miles) soldier in a Roman legion
Decanus junior officer, in charge of 8 soldiers
10 contubernia > century (ca 80 men)
Vitis wooden rod that asserted authority
Roman Architecture
Gladius word for sword
Groma surveying tool
The area that the army would conquer, soldier would build.
Pont du Gard
Opus caementicium Roman concrete
Had ash that allowed it to be dry while wet
Strict, powerful, firm
Sexuality dominant and require submission
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