5Re: [Romanshield] Re: Republic scutum
- Feb 26, 2008Dear David;
I am afraid there in not much activity on the Roman shiel discussion group.
May I suggest you post your question on the Roman Army talk forum research area;
here is the link:
David <dwills777@...> wrote:bump
--- In Romanshield@ yahoogroups. com, "David" <dwills777@. ..> wrote:
> I've seen mostly curved sided Republic scuta, but on some
> the sides are parallel. Is there a certain time period, or is that
> of those things that were just variants during all eras? Naturally,
> would be a whole lot easier to make parallel sides than to
> a curved sided anykind of shield.
> Also, I've seen among reenactors at least one version of a slightly
> domed oval Republic scutum. Is that correct? How in the world would
> one make one of those? (FTR, some of the Late Roman shields are said
> to be oval and domed. How are they constructed? )
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