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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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