Legio tertia decima Geminia, in English the 13th Twin Legion, also known as Legio tertia decima Gemina, was a legion of the Imperial Roman army. It was one of Julius Caesar's key units in Gaul and in the civil war, and was the legion with which he famously crossed the Rubicon on January 10, 49 BC. The legion appears to have still been in existence in the 5th century AD. Its symbol was the lion.
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The Eighteenth Legion, was a legion of the Imperial Roman army. It was founded ca, 41 BC by the future emperor Augustus. The legion was, along with two others, destroyed in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest. The legion's symbol and cognomen are unknown.
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An elegant city street map of Rome, Italy in gold, with the exact coordinates of the city, make up this amazing art piece. A great gift for anybody that has love for this city. You can never go wrong with gold. I love my city.
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Cyclopes suffer from horrible depth perception. To overcome this disadvantage in the wild, they've developed a form of echolocation by way of whistling. So use caution the next time you're trekking through the woods and hear "The Andy Griffith Show" theme tune. That could be danger lurking ahead. http://www.artisticdyslexia.com/
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The rapacious 21st legion’ had a slightly more oblique title than others, but one that still referred to their military might – they were seen as rapacious or grasping for victory. Formed in 31 BC by the Emperor Augustus, they were made up of men from other legions. They suppressed the Raetian rebellion in 16-15 BC. Following the Teutoberg disaster, they were among those sent to reinforce the German border and to crush the rebellion there.
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Legio vigesima Valeria victrix, in English Twentieth Victorious Valeria Legion was a legion of the Imperial Roman army. The origin of the Legion's name "Valeria" is unclear and there are various theories. The legion was probably founded shortly after 31 BC by the emperor Augustus. It served in Hispania, Illyricum, and Germania before participating in the invasion of Britannia in 43 AD. It remained active in Britain until at least the beginning of the 4th century. The legion, which had a boar as its emblem, was based at the fortress of Deva Victrix, which is now the present-day city of Chester.
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Legio quinta alaudae was a legion of the Imperial Roman army founded in 48 BC by the general Caius Julius Caesar. It was composed of Roman settlers in Spain. The legion was destroyed in AD 86 at the battle of Tapae in Domitian's Dacian War.
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Silver tetradrachm coins of ancient Greece depicted the owl of Athena with an inscription "ΑΘΕ", an abbreviation of ΑΘΗΝΑΙΟΝ, which may be translated as "of the Athenians". Also in the coin designs were an olive branch, another symbol of Athena. The laurel crown is another Greek symbol. In ancient Greece laurel wreath were awarded to victors, both in athletic competitions and in poetic meets. It is a modern symbol of Hellenic neopaganism and Hellenic reconstructionism.
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