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"Military and Government Couriers in the Roman Empire " Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2018 10:01 p.m. PST

"The cursus publicus (Latin: "the public way") was the state-run courier and transportation service of the Roman Empire, later inherited by the Byzantine Empire.

For an Empire that spread over Africa, the Middle East and Europe it was vital for both Rome and Constantinople to get news of enemy attacks as rapidly as possible so troops could respond.

The Emperor Augustus created it to transport messages, officials, and tax revenues between the provinces and Italy. The service was still fully functioning in the first half of the sixth century in the Byzantine Empire, when the historian Procopius accuses Emperor Justinian of dismantling most of its sections, except for the route leading to the Persian border…."


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Are there any model of this wagon in 1/72-20mm?
Thanks in advance for your guidance.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

Well… seems there are not… (smile)


wmyers13 Jul 2018 10:50 p.m. PST

Looks simple enough of a top to make yourself. The horses, wheels, base of wagon could be any number of kits available.

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