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Imperial Roman Army Training

Imperial Roman Army – Training

Intro “Put an equally brave, but untrained soldier in the front line, and he will look like a woman.” -Cicero This gives a very good impression how the Romans thought about training. Training served many purposes like, ensuring combat readiness, discipline and unit cohesion serving as a political tool in foreign and domestic affairs improving and maintaining the infrastructure of …

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Imperial Roman Army Recruitment Process Probatio

Imperial Roman Army – Recruitment

Intro The Imperial Roman Army has been and is still admired by many people as an excellent fighting force. There are many reasons why the Roman Army was so effective, one was its recruitment process (probatio) which consisted in determining if a potential recruit fulfilled the necessary criteria to serve in the Imperial Roman Army. Requirements There were physical, mental …

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Organization Imperial Roman Army

Imperial Roman Army – Organization & Structure

Intro The Roman Imperial Army consisted of Provincial Armies Garrison in Rome And the Navy The brunt of the forces was in the Provincial armies that were made up by the legions and their auxiliaries in total around 240k men. The Garrison in Rome was about 15k men, although few in numbers these units were the most powerful in political …

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