By Stewart Ross
Describes the constitution of the Roman military and the daily lifetime of a soldier, his education, guns, self-discipline, campaigns, and lifestyles in retirement.
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Attacked them. Fewer and fewer Roman joined the army. D. D. 476. * M /f $\ifii r -i r t t^ftfU Glossary Barbarians The description given by the Romans to those people living outside their empire. Barracks The buildings where Battering ram A large pole with a metal end, used for knocking down walls. 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.
When a new a year. only emperor came to the throne, he would often give all soldiers five years extra pay. This was to keep the army friendly toward him. threw flowers. The emperor himself congratulated them. Sometimes an arch was built to commemorate the triumph. The highest honor for an individual Roman soldier was a crown of grass. Next came an oak-leaf crown, then a crown of gold. This was given to the first man over the wall in a siege. Centurions could also earn a silver spear. Centurions were not often punished.
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.
A Roman Centurion by Stewart Ross