Ancient Roman Legionary Eagle T-Shirt
100% pre shrunk cotton T-shirt depicting and Ancient Roman Legionary Eagle.
An aquila, or eagle, was a prominent symbol used in ancient Rome, especially as the standard of a Roman Legion. A legionary known as an aquilifier, or eagle-bearer, carried this standard. Each legion carried one eagle.
The eagle was extremely important to the Roman military, beyond merely being a symbol of a legion. A lost standard was considered an extremely grave occurrence, and the Roman military often went to great lengths to both protect a standard and to recover it if lost; for example, see the aftermath of the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, where the Romans spent decades attempting to recover the lost standards of three legions.
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