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Gladiators: The Men Behind The Roman Armor

Crowds flocked from miles around to watch them.  They were quite a spectacle with their mad skills and flashy Roman armor. They gave an empire heroes to believe in and became the pride of the people.  Indeed Roman gladiators were … Continue reading

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The Right Roman Soldier Costume For You

As Halloween is only days away, you may be rummaging through your wardrobe and thrifts store racks in hope of finding the perfect garb to impress at those weekend parties.  While this search can be daunting, history is always a … Continue reading

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Gladiators or Knights in Roman Armour

There were no televisions.  There were no movie theaters.  And the internet was still many centuries away.  Alas, what was a person to do for entertainment in ancient Rome?  Fortunately there were fights…gladiator matches to be exact.  They were the … Continue reading

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Ancient Rome Oddities To Accompany Your Ancient Rome Armor: The Colosseum, Slaves, Etc.

Ancient Rome was a great civilization boasting of elaborate architecture and fierce fighters among other things.  However, the people of ancient Rome also had some interesting practices and modes of operating in other areas.  For example, when a baby was … Continue reading

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Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, A Legionary’s Life For Me

You, kid! Yeah, you… you wanna join the Roman Legion? What’s a legion?! You been living under a petram, Bro-ticus? Sit down and lemme tell you all about the fighting man’s chance of a lifetime. Back in the day, when … Continue reading

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Roman Centurion Costume from the AV Photo Contest

Today’s featured photo from the AV photo contest comes from Victoria! We’d like to thank her for her cool submission of a Roman Centurion Costume. You can view these products and a similar costume on our website here: http://www.armorvenue.com/armor-roman-armor.html.

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You Say “Lorica,” I Say “Segmentata”

When in Rome… suit up as the Romans suit up. If you were a soldier between 9 B.C. to the 3rd century A.D., you might have been donning the Lorica Segmentata. To put it simply, “Lorica” is Latin for “armor” … Continue reading

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