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A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry

A look at history and popular culture.

  • By Bret C Devereaux
  • Based in United States of America
  • Roughly one post per week
  • First post on

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Dec 2022 5
Jan 2023 4
Feb 2023 4
Mar 2023 5
Apr 2023 4
May 2023 4
Jun 2023 5
Jul 2023 4
Aug 2023 4
Sep 2023 5
Oct 2023 4
Nov 2023 4

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Most recent posts

Collections: Roman Infantry Tactics: Why the Pilum and not a Spear?
This week’s post is intended to answer a question which came up in response to the last post looking at the most common type of Mediterranean spear, which to put it simply is: what is …
On , by Bret Devereaux, 6,962 words
Fireside Friday, November 17, 2023
Hey folks! Fireside this week! I was hoping to have a post on Roman infantry tactics this week, in particular the oddity of the Romans not using spear-and-shield infantry (much), but it isn’t ready yet …
On , by Bret Devereaux, 1,997 words
Collections: The Mediterranean Iron Omni-Spear
This week, on a bit of a lark, we’re going to discuss the most common weapon, by far, in the Iron Age Mediterranean (focusing on the period from the 8th to the 1st centuries BC): …
On , by Bret Devereaux, 5,481 words