The Roman Army A to Z: lancea

lancea (f. pl. lanceae)

A javelin. Used by both cavalry and light infantry (like a legionary lanciarius). Caes., BG 8.48; Tac., Hist. 1.79; Suet., Dom. 10; P. Mich. 8.467.19. [Bishop and Coulston 2006]

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