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Welcome to the PILUM Quarterly Journal ~ Issue VIII ~ MAR 2762 AUC (2009 CE)


Insight on the Roman military machine! The Pilum is a quarterly webzine publication and the official newsletter of the Sodalitas Militarium of Nova Roma, providing articles, stories and discussions on various aspects of the Roman Military with a special focus on Infantry, Cavalry, Naval, Engineering and Cartography topics.


From the Editor's Desk

Have an interesting article or series you would like to share with others on ancient Rome? Send us your works for preview for inclusion in the next issue of the Pilum today! Inquiries and contributions for publication consideration may be sent to this webzine via the Managing Editor at:

  • JLMTopog@comcast.net


Pilum Cohors

  • Editor-in-Chief: Marcus Minucius Audens
  • Art Editor: Gallus Minicius Iovinus
  • Form Editor: Lucius Vitellius Triarius


SM Praefectures & Appointments

Praefectus Castrorum
  • Senator Marcus Minucius Audens
Co-Praefectus Castrorum
  • Praefectus Commander Gallio Velius Marsallus
Praefectus Navalis
  • Senator Pompeia Minucia Strabo
Praefectus Auxila
  • L. Minucius Dalmaticus
Praefectus Legionus
  • Senator Quintus Fabius Maximus
Praefectus Religio Romano
  • Open
Praefectus Achitecturas/Geographica
  • Senator Marcus Minucius Audens
Praefectus Librarius
  • Gn. Julius Caesar
Cornicularius
  • Senator Gnaeus Equitus Marinus
Beneficarius/a
  • Pompeia Minucia Strabo
  • Senator Gnaeus Equitus Marinus
Militarium Brotherhood
  • L. Minucius Dalmaticus


In This Issue...


Article IEdit

Editor's Article Review: Jonathan W. Jordan, The Battle of PHARSALUS, The Military History Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 6, February, 2001,Leesburg, Virginia

The Republic was crumbling. The Civil War in Rome had come about over the rivalries of two great generals; Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus held the position as the military head of the faction of optimates, or Romeʼs patrician factor, or the aristocrats and senators. He was the most famous general in Rome in 48 BC. More...


Article IIEdit

Editor's Article Review: Daniel A. Fournie, The Clash of Titans at Zama, Great Battles Magazine, Weider History Group, Leesburg, VA, 2006

In 202 BC the conflict at Zama brought together the armies of Rome and Carthage, and commanding these armies were two generals of great ability and stature. The prize of this battle was the entire Western World which had borne the conflict of the Second Punic War since 219 BC. Publius Cornelius Scipio Minor commanded the Romans, and Hannibal Barca the Carthaginians. More...


Article IIIEdit

Roman Soldiers -- Victims of Chemical Weapons!!??!!: Deep within a Roman siege tunnel dug against the Persians over 2000 years ago was found twenty Roman remains. The soldiers had apparently died where they fell, but almost as certain was that they had not died of wounds inflicted by spear, blade or arrow. How then?? Such is the below story. More...


Article IVEdit

A Brief Overview of Roman Naval Armament from the Republic to the Early Empire: “The Romans were a gifted people,” observed historian Lionel Casson, “who, when hard necessity pushed them, were able to master the sea. But salt water was not to their taste and, as soon as they could, they gave it up.” From her earliest history until the beginning of the First Punic War, Rome was essentially a land power. That is not to say that naval forces of varying size were not employed before that time as emergencies dictated, but there was no concerted effort directed toward the foundation of a navy, no focused attempt at the construction of a fleet of warships or the training of crews to man them. The onset of the struggle with Carthage changed all that. More...


Bibliotheca

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PDF: ISSUE I | ISSUE II | ISSUE III | ISSUE IV | ISSUE V | ISSUE VI | ISSUE VII


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