Legionary: Gods & Emperors - Gallery

This page holds the relevant maps, diagrams and photographs that might be helpful to readers in understanding the world described in the tale of 'Legionary: Gods & Emperors'. Click on the links below for more information.











Photos

Kabyle
Kabyle. It is thought that Fritigern occupied this town - ideally sited in a bend of the River Tonsus/Tundzha - and/or the surrounding plains in order to orchestrate his roving warbands. The acropolis houses an ancient Thracian rock shrine to the Goddess Cybele and an early Christian basilica.

The Fort of Mars
The Fort of Mars, Near Bononia in the Diocese of Dacia. One of the locations our heroes find themselves at in 'Gods & Emperors'.

Augusta Treverorum
Augusta Treverorum - Emperor Gratian's seat of power in the West. What has become of Gallus?

Roman Adrianople
The remains of Roman Adrianople. The tower here is from the 10th century AD, but the limestone curtain wall dates from the 2nd century AD. Inside the walls, various pottery ovens have been found. You can read more about my visit to the Adrianople ruins here.

The ridge at Muratcali 
LEFT: The broad ridge at Muratcali - one of the mooted sites for the Battle of Adrianople. The Goths would have been arrayed atop the ridge awaiting the Romans.
RIGHT: This pic of the same ridge, viewed from the south, was taken on my visit to northeastern Turkey (my luck to get the grim weather!), and you can read more about my investigations here.



Artwork

Splintered Horde
Simon Walpole's haunting portrayal of the scene from the walls of Constantinople in 378 AD. The Legionary looking out into the smoke-stained countryside - terrorised by the roaming Gothic warbands - would have been one of the few, desperately awaiting the arrival of Emperor Valens and Emperor Gratian. Click image to enlarge and enjoy in full.

Crimson Fields of Adrianople
Simon Walpole's visceral snapshot of the Battle of AdrianopleClick image to enlarge and enjoy in full.

Another truly evocative depiction of the Battle of Adrianople from the inimitable Angus McBride.


Maps

1. Interactive Map - click on any pin to see details and photos of the relevant location.


2. The Roman Empire circa 378 AD. Click image to enlarge.
The Roman Empire 378 AD

3. The Gothic-occupied Diocese of Thracia and the Epicentre of the Gothic Wars circa 377 AD. Click image to enlarge.



Diagrams

1. The Eastern Imperial Army led by Emperor Valens against Fritigern's Goths in 378 AD. Click image to enlarge.
Emperor Valens' Eastern Roman Army 378 AD

2. Structure of the XI Claudia Legion. Click image to enlarge.
Structure of the XI Claudia legion


Articles/Further Reading