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  • Pilum

    Generally about two metres long overall, consisting of an iron shank about 7 mm in diameter and 60 cm long with pyramidal head. The shank was joined to the wooded shaft by either a socket or a flat tang. The iron shank was the key to the function of …

  • Pugio

    Like the gladius, the pugio was probably a stabbing weapon, the type said to have been preferred by the Romans. Of them, late Roman writer Vegetius, says: "_A stroke with the edges, though made with ever so much force, seldom kills, .... On the …

  • Plumbata

    A short arrow with a weight attached to the shaft. Every soldier carries five of these javelins in the hollow of his shield. And thus the legionary soldiers seem to supply the place of archers, for they wound both the men and horses of the enemy before …

  • Tridentis

    _Neptune as well as being god of the sea, is also known as the "Earth Shaker" because when he strikes the earth in anger he causes mighty earthquakes and he uses his trident to stir up tidal waves, tsunamis and sea storms._ It is used for spear fishing …

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