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Old 25th September 2019, 09:30 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by kronckew
I recall a famous Roman chronicler that noted a stab from a gladius 3in. deep to the body cavity was normally fatal in battle. ...
If not fatal within a minute or two, then blood loss and infection would likely do the job. Nasty weapon the gladius--it could leave a big hole.
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