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Eric Henderson
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This is a very interesting question. I have always seen the triarii interpreted as superior troops but I suppose the Roman saying of “send in the Triarii!” could also be interpreted as equivalent of “scraping the barrel”. As I understand it they went in last if the other classes had failed to win the battle which could be interpreted as using the least effective troops to ‘soften up’ the enemy first. There is so much we don’t really know about the remote past but it is a fascinating subject for discussion!