10 Facts About The Roman Army
A group of about 4000 - 6000 roman soldiers was called a LEGION. The roman army consisted of about 30 LEGIONS. A COHORT contained about 40 - 50 soldiers, and a LEGION is about 10 COHORTS.
To be a roman warrior, you had to: be a MALE, a ROMAN CITIZEN, and at least TWENTY years old. You also had to be well-organised, well-trained and highly disciplined.
The roman soldier who had control of an entire LEGION was called a LEGATE. A soldier who controlled groups of about 80 soldiers was called a CENTURION. These groups were called CENTURIES.
All regular roman soldiers were roman citizens, but this did not mean that they had to live in Rome. There were roman soldiers from AFRICA, BRITAIN, SPAIN, GERMANY and FRANCE.