Army Life

Adventures of Army Lifes

Here Are Some Fun Facts

  1. They often married local women and settled where they had served.
  2. Each legion was about 4000 to 6000 soldiers.
  3. Divided into 80 groups.
  4. Each legion had 120 horsemen groups.

The Greek Phalanx

  • Roman soldiers helped spread Greco-Roman culture.
  • Early Roman soldiers hence must have looked much like Greek hoplites.
  • In the early third century BC the Roman legion proved a worthy adversary against King Pyrrhus of Epirus and his well-trained Macedonian phalanx and war elephants.

Information about the Army

The Armies Dicipline

  1. Its men were well-equipped and highly trained, and operated in strict formation on the battlefield.
  2. At the time of its invasion of Britain, the Roman army was the most disciplined and efficient killing machine that the ancient world had ever known.

Other facts about Army

  • Roman soldiers were very strong and tough, they had to march over 20 miles a day with heavy things to carry. They had to carry equipment such as tents, food, cooking pots and weapons as well as wearing all their armour.
  • The Auxiliaries of the Roman army were non-Roman citizens. They were recruited from tribes that had been conquered by Rome or were allied to Rome. Roman Auxiliaries were paid less than the legionaires and had to serve for 25 years, after which they became Roman citizens.