Classical Antiquity

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Art inspired by the peoples of classical antiquity (mostly Greco-Roman) and their mythologies. I like to use this stuff for inspiration when I GM RPGs with a classical theme.

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Male Spearman Concept Art - Atlantica Online Art Gallery

View an image titled 'Male Spearman Concept Art' in our Atlantica Online art gallery featuring official character designs, concept art, and promo pictures.

Rune Quest II Arena dei mostri by ~Liarath

Rune Quest II Arena dei mostri by Liarath on DeviantArt

Cover for "Rune Quest II - Arena dei Mostri" Copiryght - Asterion Press 2011 Rune Quest II Arena dei mostri

An aquilifer was a senior signifer bearing the eagle standard of a Roman legion. The name derives from the type of standard, aquila meaning "eagle" (which was the universal type used since 104 BC), and fers, related to the Latin word for bringing or carrying. Before that time, the wolf, boar, bull and horse were also used. The eagle standard was the most important possession of the legion and its loss was a terrible disgrace.

An aquilifer was a senior signifer bearing the eagle standard of a Roman legion. The name derives from the type of standard, aquila meaning "eagle" (which was the universal type used since 104 BC), and fers, related to the Latin word for bringing or carrying. Before that time, the wolf, boar, bull and horse were also used. The eagle standard was the most important possession of the legion and its loss was a terrible disgrace.

"Roman soldiers lead chained captives", H.M. Herget

"Roman soldiers lead chained captives", H.M. Herget

Roman Soldier by JonHodgson on DeviantArt

Roman Soldier by JonHodgson on DeviantArt

(C) 2007 Jon Hodgson Historical Illustration sample! Painter! Roman Soldier

Luca Tarlazzi - Esercito Romani 2

Luca Tarlazzi - Esercito Romani 2

ArtStation - Swift Strike, Sławomir Maniak

Swift Strike, Slawomir Maniak

Swift Strike by Slawomir Maniak on ArtStation.

Caesar crossing the Rubicon. Artwork by Michael Komarck. In 49 BCE, perhaps on January 10, C. Julius Caesar led a single legion, Legio XIII Gemina, south over the Rubicon from Cisalpine Gaul to Italy to make his way to Rome. In doing so, he (deliberately) broke the law on imperium and made armed conflict inevitable. Suetonius depicts Caesar as undecided as he approached the river, and attributes the crossing to a supernatural apparition.

Michael Komarck Illustration

Michael Komarck Fantasy and Science Fiction Illustration Galleries

Luca Tarlazzi - Pompeo

Luca Tarlazzi - Pompeo

The Eagle

The Eagle

Luca Tarlazzi - Eserciti Romani

Luca Tarlazzi - Eserciti Romani

Luca Tarlazzi - La caduta di Roma

Luca Tarlazzi - La caduta di Roma