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Roman Army

Did you know: In order to be in the Roman army, you had to be older than age 18 and at least 5 1/2 feet tall!

The Raging, Ruthless Roman Army

Here is an image of what most Roman soldiers would wear into battle.

The Roman army was divided up into legions, each with about 5400 soldiers, which were made up of both citizens and non-citizens. Each legion was led by a legate, who was usually a governer or senator. Legions were further divided up into 10 groups, called cohorts, which were even further divided into groups of 80 men called centuries. The leaders of centuries were centurions.

Roman weapons consisted of a variety of weapons. They included pugios (dagger), gladuises (sword), hastas (spear), javelins, and bows and arrows. The soldiers wore well-made armor made of iron. They also carried tall shields.

Did you know: Counting the auxiliaries, the Roman army were estimated to have well over a whopping 1 million soldiers in total. That's over 185 legions!

Did you know: In order to be in the Roman army, you had to be at least 18 and taller than 5 1/2 feet?

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