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Roman Standard

published on 28 April 2011
A standard was a banner or a flag carried by the head of a Roman army that denoted the legion number and name. It also served as a symbolic calling card to whatever group they were marching upon. It was usually marked with "SPQR", a Latin abbreviation of Senatus Populusque Romanus, literally meaning "Senate and People of Rome". The Roman standard... [continue reading]

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