By Stewart Ross
Describes the constitution of the Roman military and the day by day lifetime of a soldier, his education, guns, self-discipline, campaigns, and lifestyles in retirement.
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They were supposed to the army. would Women, way be devoted to it was felt, was given generous amounts of land and money. Most settled in the country where they had served. By this time they felt more at home there of their duty. than went on leave, therefore, they rarely went home. It was too far, and they did not have a wife and family to visit. Normally, if a centurion was not killed, he retired at the end of his twenty-five years in the army. He A When A get in the centurions centurion's retirement villa this one in Littlecote House may have in the country of their birth.
Empire A group of many countries ruled by a single emperor. Frontier empire. The edge weapons Province of a country or army. Recruit A fights with to entertain people. A part empire that had Rank soldiers live. A man who Gladiator its soldier's A soldier of the own governor. position in the who had joined the army. Superstitious Believing magic. Vanguard The Roman just in luck or front section of an army. 31 Index Armor Money Colchester 12 13 26 Cuirass 13 Auxiliaries 16 Religion 21 Barbarians Emperors 6, 13, 30, 31 Reward and 7 punishments 26 Baths 20 Marcus Favonius Food and drink 18-19 Facilis, Camp prefect 6, Camps 12, 7 7, appointment of 8 recruitment into 10 Roman Hypercaust 18 Rome 5 empire 5 end of 30 12 Imperial bodyguard clothes of 19 7 Jerusalem 24 9 Sports 20 Standard bearers 9 pay of 26 life Latin 10-11 of 18-21 position in the legion 7, responsibilies of 14, 17, 9 Legatus 6 Legions 6-7 Training 14-15, 19 Yinewood punishment 22-23 retirement 28 Chariot races 20-21 Cohorts Sieges 24, 25 Silver spear 26, 27 education and training of personal improtance of 6 Greaves 13 Goths 30 Centurions armor of Roman army privileges of 10 16-17,20 Catapults 11,24,25 Centuries 12 6-7, 9 Marriage 29 Medical treatment 16 Mithras 21 sticks 9, 13 Weapons 13, 14 Picture acknowledgments The pictures in this book were supplied by the following: The British Tourist Authority 20, 26, 29; The Colchester and Essex Museum/Woodmansterne (Howard Moore) 12; The Grosvenor Museum, Chester 23; The Mansell Collection 6, 14, 21; The Museum of London 18 (all pictures); Ronald Rheridan 25.
These are coins of the first century A. D. There were other rewards for cen- turions. After a victory, they given honor money and wine. The were it turions, were in disgrace for the rest of their army careers. greatest was a take part in a victory procession in Rome. The victorious legions marched through Opposite the streets displaying the things they Here, a centurion had captured. Crowds cheered and by his legatus. 26 the legion. a unit had deserted in was decimated. This meant that one man in ten was executed.