Talk:Battle of the Cremera

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About the Roman numbers[edit]

John Pinsent ("Cincius, Fabius, and the Otacilii", Phoenix, 18 (1964), p. 29) speculates that the number on the Fabian side was an estimate based on what the tribes had to provide to man the army. "For 300 is the contribution of one tribe to the legionary forces, to one legion of 6,000 or to two of 3,000 based on the first 20 tribes before or after the institution of the consulship, or to two legions of 4,500 based on the 30 tribes in which Fabius believed according to Dionysius Roman Antiquities 4.15.1. The odd 6 would represent Fabian officers fighting on horseback."

(This is more a note of something to add than a criticism of the article.) -- llywrch (talk) 23:49, 3 May 2017 (UTC) As you say, it is speculation rather than research (this seems to be a common feature of modern academia). But feel free to add it to the article. Urg writer (talk) 22:28, 4 May 2017 (UTC)