Single dating wetterau - Velites - Wikipedia


Velites were the youngest and usually the poorest (being 5th class citizens, with property worth 400–2,500 denarii ) soldiers in the legion, and could rarely afford much equipment. [7] They were armed with veretum , light javelins, each with a 90 cm (3 ft) wooden shaft the diameter of a finger, with a c. 10 in (25 cm) narrow metal point, and tips designed to bend on impact to prevent them being thrown back, similar to the heavier pila of other legionaries. Livy says that they each carried seven javelins, however Roman satirist Lucilius says that they carried five, suggesting that the amount may have changed. [3] They also carried darts, 30 in long, which also had a tip that was designed to bend on impact. The hastati and principes carried gladii , relatively short thrusting swords 74 centimetres (29 inches) in length, as their main weapons, and the velites carried them as backup weapons. They fought in a very loose, staggered formation like most irregular troops , and carried small round shields called parma , 90 cm (3 feet) in diameter. [8]


Single dating wetterau

Single dating wetterau