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There were many other types of uniform worn by Roman soldiers of different rank. Try to find out how the Centurions, Legionaries, Auxiliaries, Tribunes and Cavalry soldiers were dressed. The Roman Legion usually had between 5000 and 6000 soldiers and was commanded by a Commanding Officer, with 5 or 6 tribunes below him each responsible for about 10 centurions. Each centurion commanded 100 men. Why were they called centurions?

The Legions also had specialist soldiers. There were scouts, messengers, cavalry men, quartermasters, paymasters, and artillery men. The artillery units in a Roman Legion used catapults which were known as 'ballistae', These machines could hurl stones or arrows high into the air well beyond the range of the bow and arrow. A campaign often beg an with a fusilade of missiles to soften up the enemy resistance. But the real fighting of the Romans was always hand-to-hand combat with the javelin and the short sword. In siege warfare they used battering rams and moveable towers to break down a town's defences.

The proudest members of the Legions were the standard bearers who carried the Roman Eagle so that it stood high above the heads of the soldiers. The standards usually carried the letters S.P.Q.R.

Roman soldiers had to be tough. They were expected to march 20 miles a day wearing armour. They were also expected to carry their own shield, some food and camping equipment.

Soldiers were also trained to fight together. They marched into battle in a flexible line with their shields next to each other. If the enemy shot arrows at them the soldiers in the rows behind the front line would lift their shields over their heads like a roof to protect them. This was called a testudo, which means tortoise.

Here are some questions to discuss on the England after the Romans Forum

1. What were the duties of the specialist soldiers?
2. What are the modern equivalents of these soldiers in a modern army?
3. Which part of his body was most vulnerable to attack?
4. What are the advantages of wearing leather armour? What are the disadvantages?
5. Do you think this uniform was well suited to the weather of the British Isles?
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Date Added: 06 June '08


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