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Serving Legio XXII Deiotariana of Senatus Populusque Romanus near from Nicropolis, 1st century BC

Nicroplis is a city near Alexandria, Legio XXII Deiotariana, there were in service in there on 1st century BC. After Anno Domini they were sent to Kingdom of Armenia to fight with Parthia Empire. and also they were sent to Judaea to fight with Jewish rebellions too.

it's intended fidelity to historical proof
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:iconesimeth:
esimeth Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Support the troops.
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timmyshanti Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Writer
beautiful piece! although, i doubt Roman soldiers ever smiled ;)
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cronosx2008 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought they were Roman infantry before the Marian reforms .
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lathander1987 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
it's after :D 
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:iconcronosx2008:
cronosx2008 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
verlites??
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:icondethcon5001:
Dethcon5001 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Then, suddenly.... VISIGOTHS!
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Seeing this quote is hilarious enough. Seeing this quote next to Rorshach is a riot.
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Miko835 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Writer
Been playing Rome 2 Total War and have never imagined Roman legionnaires smiling, its pretty a good break from all the cruelty that war gives
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RepublicEmpire Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Roman soldiers were indeed  the most greatest soldiers of the Ancient World despite for known of great losses. Those men build the Roman Empire and held it together.
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:iconmattsteelethevamp:
MattSteeletheVamp Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Macedonian soldiers were pretty good too.
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:iconrepublicempire:
RepublicEmpire Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
I see
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:iconcreeppingdeath:
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
"Smile to the camera!" OMG i love this ))))
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:icontrotsky17:
Trotsky17 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconhlandin:
HLandin Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Nice to see the lighter side of what could be a very dark profession.  Roman soldiers were known for their cruelty.
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SpleeSpree Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Actually, they were not known to be any more cruel than other cultures of the time. In fact, they were far more civilized than some of their opponents like the Britons. Good Roman generals were harsh, but fair like Gaius Marius. 
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MarcusCrassus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Lovely!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Their poses makes me think of 'what if they had cameras back then' :)
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Guru1234 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Awesome work there mate! Mind to tell me shortly how you archive such cloth folders?
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:iconlathander1987:
lathander1987 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
well... it's just practice!! keep sketching
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
It's like they are taking the pose for a photo. :-) I like it.
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:iconlathander1987:
lathander1987 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah i intended it
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Band of Brothers : 2000 years before ? :)
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PyrrhaTitana21 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Lovely work!!!
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Jfmam Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Great work! I like the scene.
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:iconlathander1987:
lathander1987 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconeuxiom:
Euxiom Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I don't often see a piece like this. It's awesome! Makes me smile too :D
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:iconlathander1987:
lathander1987 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i'm happy it makes you smile
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:iconeuxiom:
Euxiom Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
:la:
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Epic.
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:iconlathander1987:
lathander1987 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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CaccoXL Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
So well-done! It seems they're posing for a photo!
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:iconlathander1987:
lathander1987 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol thanks!
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:iconcaccoxl:
CaccoXL Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Welcome you are!
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BurenErdene Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Si vis Pacem, Parra bellum
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Unjoursansfin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Il n'y a qu'un seul mot ... Sublime !
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great work with your art..
if i'm not mistaken, is that an hastati rank shield?
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lathander1987 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Actually the army, it's showing is after reform of military system. on 1st century BC there are no ranking system like Hastati or Principes. Legionaries were worn almost similar armors. these forms of shield were used most of 1st century BC but these had changed to like square form after Anno Domini
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
mmm.. ok,i got that..
thanks for some historic lesson..
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channellehazel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can believe this C: Looks amazing! I love the lighting. You have done this so well. Everything is very convincing! =D
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lathander1987 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for see it like that!
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SPQR-FR Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Very nice work ;)
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lathander1987 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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