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  • "So I conquered some cities and now I have money so I can buy some more hastati and triarii --"

    zornhau: Kurtzhau discovers the logic of Empire

  • On the side of the Romans neither the works were interrupted, (it was the triarii who were employed at them,) but the battle was commenced by the hastati and the principes, who stood in front of the workmen armed and prepared for the fight.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • This being assaulted without much resistance, whilst they lose time in attending to plunder rather than to fighting, the Roman triarii, [96] who had not been able to sustain the first shock, having sent an account to the consuls of the present position of affairs, return in a compact body to the Prætorium, and of themselves renew the battle.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • The _triarii_ were old soldiers of approved valor, who formed the third line.

    Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology For Classical Schools (2nd ed)

  • Fabius Vibulanus first defends his lines by a ring; then, whilst the enemy were wholly taken up with the entrenchment, sallying out from the principal gate on the right, he suddenly attacks them with the triarii: and a panic being thus struck into them there was less slaughter, because they were fewer, but their flight was no less disorderly than it had been on the field of battle.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • [Footnote 96: The triarii were veteran soldiers of approved valour: they formed the third line, whence their name.] 48.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • He joined his forces, therefore, with those of the other consul, who had now placed the transports and triarii in security, and hastened to assist these vessels, which were so invested by the enemy that they seemed to suffer a kind of siege.

    A History of Sea Power

  • The triarii, having received these succors, when they were Just upon the point of yielding, again resumed their courage, and renewed the fight with vigor: so that the enemy, being surrounded on every side in a manner so sudden and unexpected, and attacked at once both in the front and rear were at last constrained to steer away to sea.

    A History of Sea Power

  • The chief centurion in the legion was the primipulus or first centurion of the triarii of the first cohort.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • The centurion who commanded the first of the two centuries composing the maniple ranked above the commander of the second; the first centurion of the first maniple (triarii) of the cohort was higher than the first centurion of the second (principes), and he higher than the ranking centurion of the third (hastati), etc.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux


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