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"Expansion (of Rome) in Italy, 4th-3rd Centuries BC" -art by Giuseppe Rava ~ the Romans are on the right side. I love G. Rava's artwork but I don't think a Roman line foot soldier would ever use a spear in his left hand. For a group of soldiers to be able to work together you would need uniformity. All the shield on the left amd weapons on the right.

"Expansion (of Rome) in Italy, 4th-3rd Centuries BC" -art by Giuseppe Rava ~ the Romans are on the right side. I love G. Rava's artwork but I don't think a Roman line foot soldier would ever use a spear in his left hand. For a group of soldiers to be able to work together you would need uniformity. All the shield on the left amd weapons on the right.

A Roman cataphractarius, or heavy cavalryman with full armor, rests with his fully armored horse in a forest.

A Roman cataphractarius, or heavy cavalryman with full armor, rests with his fully armored horse in a forest.

Arms and armor of a Italian, possibly Samnite warrior, fighting for Hannibal, from the time of the second Punic war, 3rd century, BC.

Arms and armor of a Italian, possibly Samnite warrior, fighting for Hannibal, from the time of the second Punic war, 3rd century, BC.

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