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Roman Army

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Roman Army was one of the most disciplined armies the anciant world has ever seen. This was the reason why Roman Empire was able to control most of the regions in ancient Europe.

Organized in to such an efficient structure Roman Army was an effective killing machine and terrorized most of its enemies. 

The Roman army was made up of groups of soldiers called legions. There were over 5,000 soldiers in a legion. Each legion had its own number, name, badge and fortress. There were about 30 legions around the Roman Empire. A legion had commanders, officers and ordinary soldiers. There were also doctors, engineers and other workers.

The different sections of a Legion

The Roman army was divided into legions of about 5,000 men.

Contubernium: consisted of 8 men.

Centuria: was made up of 10 contubernium with a total of 80 men commanded by a centurion.

Cohorts: Included 6 Centuria, a total of 480 men.

Legion: Consisted of 10 cohorts, about 5,000 men.

Eques Legionis: Each legio had a cavarly unit of 120 attached to them.

 

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