The Roman Army

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The Roman army much like todays armies had recruitment, training discipline and many other aspects to it. like today the roman army was important to its civilisation as it was needed to defend cities and expand the empire much like the armies of today.

Soldiers in the roman army had to be examed by the recruitment board or “probatio”. during this time they would be put through a physical examination that would test there strength, weight and vision. once they had passed this examination they had and intilectual exam where there ability to read and write in latin was checked. a young mans origin needed to be checked, if for example he was the son of someone important then he would become a centurian, if he was a roman citizen he could become a legioner however if he was born to a poor family he would become an auxilirary soldier. The roman army had ranks like modern day armies but today all soldiers would start at the bottom and then be promoted or demoted depending on there skilll and ability ot just there background. too achieve these recruitment aims the funding behind the army was great just like the modern armies of today.

The Roman army was one of the most advanced armies of its time and to remain in this position its soldiers had to be trained “we see that the Roman people conquered the world by no other means than the training in the military arts, disciplinee in the cam and practice in warfare” training was taken very seriously as it was a key part in war. like the armies of today he romans beleaved it was not all about war but about the preperation and training that must be done before the war. When recruits first joined the army they were put through a tough training regime to get them in the best shape possible and ready for going to war. This training regime included a 5 hour march where they must average a speed of four miles per hour while keeping in formation, as shown by this quotation: right at the...
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