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Facta aut Fictio - En källkritisk studie av Trajanus- och Marcus Aurelius-kolonnerna med avseende på den militära utrustningen

Gajic, Dejan LU (2011) ARKK01 20111
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
Archaeology
Abstract
This study is an attempt to determine to what extent the friezes on the columns of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius depict actual military practices with respect to the equipment worn by legionaries and soldiers of the regular auxilia. Both columns display a very strict separation between citizen soldiers and auxiliary troops in terms of armor and weaponry, but the specific components that comprise the arsenal of these two types of soldier differ between the two columns. The scope of this exam paper only allowed me enough space to focus on a few specific questions; those being whether the uniformity that the column friezes exhibit is realistic, and whether there is any further basis for the discrepancy in equipment—specifically body armor and... (More)
This study is an attempt to determine to what extent the friezes on the columns of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius depict actual military practices with respect to the equipment worn by legionaries and soldiers of the regular auxilia. Both columns display a very strict separation between citizen soldiers and auxiliary troops in terms of armor and weaponry, but the specific components that comprise the arsenal of these two types of soldier differ between the two columns. The scope of this exam paper only allowed me enough space to focus on a few specific questions; those being whether the uniformity that the column friezes exhibit is realistic, and whether there is any further basis for the discrepancy in equipment—specifically body armor and shield practices–between the columns being a historical reality. My methods are an analysis of the columns, a scrutiny of a selection of modern works on Imperial Roman military equipment, and an examination of the sources of evidence—iconographic, literary and archaeological. The paper opens with a history on the research into Roman military equipment, and is concluded with a summary of my findings. (Less)
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author
Gajic, Dejan LU
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ARKK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
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Trajanuskolonnen, Marcus Aurelius-kolonnen, Militär utrustning
language
Swedish
id
1966767
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2011-06-16 16:17:25
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2011-06-16 16:17:25
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  abstract     = {This study is an attempt to determine to what extent the friezes on the columns of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius depict actual military practices with respect to the equipment worn by legionaries and soldiers of the regular auxilia. Both columns display a very strict separation between citizen soldiers and auxiliary troops in terms of armor and weaponry, but the specific components that comprise the arsenal of these two types of soldier differ between the two columns. The scope of this exam paper only allowed me enough space to focus on a few specific questions; those being whether the uniformity that the column friezes exhibit is realistic, and whether there is any further basis for the discrepancy in equipment—specifically body armor and shield practices–between the columns being a historical reality. My methods are an analysis of the columns, a scrutiny of a selection of modern works on Imperial Roman military equipment, and an examination of the sources of evidence—iconographic, literary and archaeological. The paper opens with a history on the research into Roman military equipment, and is concluded with a summary of my findings.},
  author       = {Gajic, Dejan},
  keyword      = {Trajanuskolonnen,Marcus Aurelius-kolonnen,Militär utrustning},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Facta aut Fictio - En källkritisk studie av Trajanus- och Marcus Aurelius-kolonnerna med avseende på den militära utrustningen},
  year         = {2011},
}