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There is some reason to believe that the Lapis Niger includes a contemporary reference to the king, and it dates from thge period associated with the monarchy. It could be argued that the use of 'rex' here is purely religious - just like in Greece the word continued in use for religious purpose long after the political institution was left heind. However ...


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One theory is that the early kingdom period was actually a period of Etruscan domination which the Roman mythmakers (whose work is reflected in Livy) later reworked as the tale of the Tarquinian dynasty. An interesting discussion of this can be found in the book The Beginnings of Rome: Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars by Tim Cornell. ...


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Cardigan did not exist in Roman times. It was established by the Normans in the 12th century. The nearest known Roman remains to Cardigan are in Carmarthen, about 25 miles away. The entire area was in the Irish sphere of influence before 700 AD.


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Actually, for 8 years, according to this source: По-видимому, первоначально обладание царским титулом было ограничено сроком одного поколения в восемь лет. Усыновление путем включения в триаду "братьев" представителей разных поколений позволяло расширить законный срок правления царя до 24 лет. Этот срок стал нормой, за пределы которой можно было ...


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The Etruscan civilization is certainly enigmatic, but they did have - as all other civilizations of the era - a persistent military tradition, which included a series of major conflicts with the Romans. A lot of military or military related concepts & practices that are today commonly associated with the Romans are actually Etruscan borrowings. A notable ...


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As for the Roman Military they used a gladius you suggested as their main fighting tool. To back up my answer this site has pictures and summaries of roman weapons etc (None of which seem to resemble a scimitar). There are two types of these: The first being the original shorter Gladius Hispaniensis. The second being the more pointier Gladius Pompeianus ...



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