By Stewart Ross
Describes the constitution of the Roman military and the day by day lifetime of a soldier, his education, guns, self-discipline, campaigns, and lifestyles in retirement.
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He received 5,000 denarii (silver coins) An ordinary soldier was given 225 denarii. When a new a year. only emperor came to the throne, he would often give all soldiers five years extra pay. This was to keep the army friendly toward him. threw flowers. The emperor himself congratulated them. Sometimes an arch was built to commemorate the triumph. The highest honor for an individual Roman soldier was a crown of grass. Next came an oak-leaf crown, then a crown of gold. This was given to the first man over the wall in a siege.
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Roman soldiers were not allowed to never to the was camp at Lincoln. This Britons, for example, were posted to supposed to keep soldiers from becoming too friendly with the legions in Jerusalem or Bonn, but local people. serve 28 in the land of their birth. D. centurions were not allowed to marry. They were supposed to the army. would Women, way be devoted to it was felt, was given generous amounts of land and money. Most settled in the country where they had served. By this time they felt more at home there of their duty.
A Roman Centurion by Stewart Ross