Dolabra

The dolabra is a versatile axe used by the people of Italy since ancient times. The dolabra could serve as a pickaxe used by miners and excavators, a priest's implement for ritual religious slaughtering of animals and as an entrenching tool (mattock) used in Roman infantry tactics.

Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo said, "you defeat the enemy with a pickaxe".[1]

See also

Bibliography

  • Adrian Goldsworthy, The Complete Roman Army
  • Strauss, Barry S. The Spartacus War. Simon & Schuster, 2009. Print.

References

  1. Strauss, Barry S. The Spartacus War. Simon & Schuster, 2009. Print.


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