A Testudo

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“A relief from the Column of Trajan, Rome. The name testudo, a tortoise (shell), was applied to the covering made by a body of soldiers who placed their shields over their heads. The shields fitted so closely together that men could walk on them and even horses and chariots could be driven over them."—Webster, 1913


Roman Empire


Webster, Hutton Ancient History (Boston, MA: D.C. Heath & Co., 1913)


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