What does ROMA AMOR mean?
Roman legionaries' weapon for close fighting was the double-edged pugio, a knife as long as a man's forearm. On one side a man might engrave "ROMA," signifying his loyalty to Rome, its gods, and its ruler. On the other he would scratch "AMOR" to mark his passion for life and living. But duty and love, like ROMA and AMOR, are often opposites—and so they prove to be in this tale of ambition and betrayal.
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