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Best children's books on the history of Ancient Rome?

I don't know the child in question, so I don't know how much a history book would have to be written specifically for children to be suitable for them. It seems to me that some children in later ...
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What was at the start of Early Roman codices?

I've read many ancient texts, but I'm not sure how many of them were copied in a early Roman codex like you mention. Some Greek text from Egypt might have been originally writen in codex format ...
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Did a ritual of pushing 60-year-olds off a bridge really exist in Archaic Rome?

This probably refers to the fact that men over sixty were no longer allowed to vote in certain elections. The 'bridge' was the gangway leading to the voting urns that had become normal in the later ...
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Was the quality of Roman armor really worse than the armor of knights of the XII-XIV centuries?

I'm not a metallurgist, that's your field. I'm looking at your question from a historic and economic angle: Was the quality of Roman armour really worse than the armour of knights of the XII-XIV ...
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Did Mithridates VI ever lead 500,000 soldiers?

There is no documentation worth the name for numbers like this. That is the salient fact for claims like this. Nothing written matters as it is false: only logic and scientific assessment of ...
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How did Scipio Africanus recruit his army for Zama?

I think part of the error here is in assuming that such losses would be sufficient to put a dent in Roman yearly recruitment. The spring of Cannae (216 BC) had actually been their best recruitment ...
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