In the Christianmonastic tradition, a lorica is an incantation recited for protection. In addition to being recited by monks, loricas could also be found inscribed on the shields or armorial trappings of a knight, who might recite them before going into battle. Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament writings of his early followers. ... Buddhist monastery near Tibet A monastery is the habitation of monks. ... An incantation is the words spoken during a ritual. ... A Roman Catholic monk A monk is a person who practices monasticism, adopting a strict religious and ascetic lifestyle, usually in community with others following the same path. ... Indo-Persian Dhal Shield A shield is a protective device, meant to intercept attacks. ... Alternative meanings: vehicle armour, Armor (novel) A hoplite wearing a helmet, a breastplate and greaves (and nothing else). ... A silver statue of an armoured knight, created as a trophy in 1850 For the chess piece, see knight (chess). ...
Notable loricas include Rob tu mo bhoile, a Comdi cride, which in its English translation provides the text for the hymnBe Thou My Vision, and the Lorica of Saint Patrick, which begins The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A hymn is a song specifically written as a song of praise, adoration or prayer, typically addressed to a god. ... Be Thou My Vision is a traditional Christian hymn, which can be traced to Ireland but is now sung in English-speaking churches around the world. ... Statue of Saint Patrick Saint Patrick (died March 17?, 492 or 493), patron saint of Ireland. ...
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through a belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation.
Lorica,old warlike harness,was the name given for the Romans to the city of Viriathus,the great lusitanian leader who is considered national hero in Portugal.Lorica is the actual Loriga in Portugal.
The lorica segmentata was a type of armour primarily used in the Roman Empire, but the Latin name was first used in the 16th century (the ancient form is unknown).
Lorica Manica (or simply manica) is a segmented metal armguard worn with lorica segmentata, to protect the wearer from the falces used by the ancient Dacians, which could cut through or around the shields employed by the Romans.
Like the lorica segmentata, it seems that the lorica manica was only issued to Roman-born legionaries, and only during the campaigns in Dacia (but it is it possible, and commonly accepted that it was issued elsewhere), but it was even rare then.
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