Roman Empire Eagle - Men’s Long Sleeve Shirt
Roman Empire Eagle - Men’s Long Sleeve Shirt
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Roman Empire Eagle - Men’s Long Sleeve Shirt

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A Roman Eagle was a prominent symbol used in ancient Rome, especially as the standard of a Roman legion. A legionary known as an aquilifer, the "eagle-bearer", carried this standard. Each legion carried one eagle.

The eagle had quasi-religious importance to the Roman soldier, far beyond being merely a symbol of his legion. To lose a standard was extremely grave, and the Roman military went to great lengths both to protect a standard and to recover it if it were lost; after the annihilation of three legions in the Teutoburg Forest, the Romans spent decades retaliating for the defeat while also attempting to recover the three lost eagles.

No legionary eagles are known to have survived. However, other Roman eagles, either symbolizing imperial rule or used as funerary emblems, have been discovered.

SPQR is an abbreviation for Senātus Populusque Rōmānus ("The Senate and People of Rome" ), is an emblematic abbreviated phrase referring to the government of the ancient Roman Republic.

It appears on Roman currency, at the end of documents made public by an inscription in stone or metal, and in dedications of monuments and public works.

The full phrase appears in Roman political, legal, and historical literature, such as the speeches of Cicero and Ab Urbe Condita Libri ("Books from the Founding of the City") of Livy.

• 100% cotton
• Classic fit with long sleeves and rib cuffs
• Pre-shrunk jersey knit
• Seamless double-needle 7⁄8'' (2.2 cm) collar
• Double-needle bottom hem
• Taped neck and shoulders
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the middle

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32
  S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Length (cm) 71 74 76 79 81 84 86 89
Width (cm) 46 51 56 61 66 71 76 81