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  • But since most of that happens in the backstory, and when they reach Britiannia, Facilis becomes a prefectus castrorum which is a centurial rank, I didn't fess up over it - I liked the MC Ariantes too much. *grin* The other point, the distribution of the Sarmatians to several forts at the Hadrian's Wall has now been contradicted by archaeological evidence but this might have been too recent for Bradshaw to have known After all, her decision to split them up makes sense from a military POV.

    Historical accuracy in historical fiction

  • Nox atque praeda castrorum hostes, quo minus victoria uterentur, remorata sunt.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Romani, quamquam itinere atque opere castrorum et proelio fessi lassique [294] erant, tamen, quod Metellus amplius opinione morabatur, instructi intentique obviam procedunt.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • At Jugurtha munimento castrorum impeditus, quum alii super vallum praecipitarentur, alii in angustiis ipsi sibi properantes officerent, multis amissis in loca munita sese recepit.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Charles IX. saw no longer the mother of one man, but (as was said of her) the mother of armies and of empires, --/mater castrorum/.

    Catherine De Medici

  • 5 Agricola prima castrorum rudimenta in Britannia Suetonio Paulino, diligenti ac moderato duci, adprobavit, electus quem contubernio aestimaret.

    The White Mare, by Jules Watson. Book review

  • _aestivorum_ supply _castrorum_, 'a summer-camp, 'and 'a campaign made in summer;' hence, also, 'a campaign 'in general, inasmuch as warlike operations were but rarely carried on in winter.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • ***** sedit adhuc Romanus eques; seu fine bonorum anxia venturis ad tempera laeta refugit, sive per ambages solitas contraria visis vaticinata quies magni tulit omina planctus. seu vetito patrias ultra tibi cernere sedes sic Romam fortuna dedit. ne rumpite somnos, castrorum vigiles, nullas tuba verberet aures. crastina dira quies et imagine maesta diurna undique funestas acies feret, undique bellum.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • _terribilis ut castrorum acies ordonata_, the privilege She possesses when She chooses to use it, of being 'terrible as an army arrayed for battle.'

    The Cathedral


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