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Posted on 06/03/2005 9:29:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Legionaries were recruited from all parts of the Empire - those who came to Pannonia mostly hailed from Africa, Syria and Iran. At first turf and timber forts with earthen huts as housing formed the military camps surrounded by deeply dug ditches. The Romans were great engineers and developed highly practical and easily reproducible methods of building. They used bricks and concrete to make arches unknown in ancient Egypt and Greece... The camps were strategically placed at 20 - 30km distances from each other along the limes (boundaries), with 1,260km-long ditches protecting them. These stretched from Siscia (Sisák), Sirmium (Mitrovica), up to Vindobona (Vienna). It was the legionaries' job to build and maintain the forts, aqueducts, and the Roman roads connecting them with Rome, accessible by mounted post-riders in only 11 days.
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"Billy, you ever watch movies with Gladiators?"
Only a little bit about gladiators here...2 paragraphs...I guess they used that to get people to read an overview article about the Roman era...
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