Monday, April 30, 2007

Legio XIII T-Shirt Design

I'm a history buff and I've always been fascinated with the ancient Roman Empire. Legio XIII (13th Legion), is a reference to Julius Caesar's 13th Legion, also known as the Gemina (Twin) Legion. It is one of the more well known legions in Roman history. They are what you would call his crack troops, his best of the best. Their motto was Pia Fidelis, faithful and loyal, and their mascot was the lion.

So having that information, I wanted to incorporate all those elements in the design. The laurel wreath too is a symbol in the Roman military symbolizing victory, success or triumph.

Alot of you may recognize the 13th Legion from references from the HBO series Rome.

For more information on the 13th Legion or the Roman military in general, click here.

The Legio XIII graphic t-shirt is available at FireSnake Graphic T-Shirts.

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