Roman Army of the Principate

The Roman Principate comprises the period of time starting in 27 BC when Octavian was designated Augustus and Princeps by the Roman Senate and ending with the death of Trajan in AD 117. This period is also commonly known as the Early Roman Empire and was signed by a relative peace all across the Roman territory

Augustus decided to transform the Army into a fully professional force solely under the command of the Emperor even if he kept many of the names and terms of the dying Republic

The legion continued to be the core of the Army but its men were enlisted for a fixed period of time instead of the length of a campaign and there was a defined reward after honorable discharge from the service usually in money or land

The auxiliary forces were reorganized and given a regular status with training and service terms similar to that of legionaries, except that most auxilia were offered Roman Citizenship as the reward for their life at the Army

Finally the number of auxiliaries began to increase until they became a part as large of the Army than that of legionaries and often of similar fighting quality

No Google Analytics

Today I found out that WordPress doesn’t support Google Analytics… this is serious blow to the convenience of WordPress as my blogging environment

In any case I will give a try to the build in statistics, perhaps they could work for me

Added DBA page

I have added some content to the De Bellis Antiquitatis page and it wasn’t that bad after all, maybe WordPress is the place to stay… only time will tell

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Disappointed, but not that much

At first I thought pages would allow me to add some structure into my posts, beyond the traditional tags and categories, so for example I could keep my Ancient, Napoleonic and WWII related post separated, but that’s not the way it works… a little bit disappointing

On the other hand pages do allow to add static and structured content to the blog which is good enough… some times blogs look just like an endless stream of raw data and I hope pages could help put some, and only some, order into the chaos

New to WordPress

I’ve been using blogger, the google blogging community, for a few months now but I feel it is too difficult to produce the look I would like for my blogs and posts. After some short research¬† I’ve decided to try WordPress… I really hope it delivers more control and features than blogger or I will be on the move sooner than later!