Ave Resistentia! The Roman Roads to 365 Infantry
Or the Many Modes of Unlikely Inspiration...
This is the first in a series of articles for paying subscribers of 365 Infantry about the creation of the series. This will aim to be a monthly look behind-the-scenes to showcase the hard work, research, and fun had in conceptualizing, writing, and producing the quarterly magazine. This is one of our many ways of saying “thank you” to all who see fit to support us via subscription. Please enjoy.
In the first of these posts delving into the creation of the series, I want to strip back the wolves, the rides, and the electric wilderness to talk about something near and dear to me: history. In this particular instance, Roman history.
When I started developing 365 Infantry late in August of 2021, something had been sitting in the back of my mind for a while. It was the nonstop comparison of the United States in the modern day to periods of civil unrest in the past. All of the classic preludes to disaster have been bandied about by now. The Weimar Republic’s implosion in the interwar period, stateside protests in 1968, and perhaps the crown jewel of them all: the fall of the Roman Empire.
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