Legionary Solider

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  • Legionary Solider
    • Recruitment
      • He would be interviwed
        • To ensure he had the proper legal status
          • Roman Citizen
        • Medical Examination
      • A soldier should:
        • Have alert eyes
        • Hold his head upright
        • Broad chested
          • Powerful shoulders
          • Brawny arms
            • Long fingers
        • Not be pot-bellied
          • Have a fat bottom
      • Previous Jobs:
        • Should have been:
          • Smiths, Carpenters, Buthers, Hunters (of deer and wild boar)
        • Should not have been:
          • Fisherman, Birdcatchers, Sweetmakers, Weavers
    • Training
      • Learn how to march
        • At regulation pace
          • For 24 Roman miles (35km, 22 statue miles)
      • Physical
        • Running
        • Jumping
        • Swimming
        • Carring heavy packs
      • Weapon Training
        • Phase 1
          • Start with a wooden practise-sword and a wiker shield
          • Learn how to hold their sheilds correctly
            • Attack with the point of their swords
              • Attacked dummies
              • Taught to thrush, not cut
        • Phase 2
          • Learn how to throw a javelin
            • p?lum
              • A wooden shaft, 1.5m long
                • pointed iron head, 0.6m
              • Able to bend
                • Difficult for the enemy to throw back
    • Pay
      • Same rate of pay in war and peace time
        • 300 denarii
          • But deductions were made
            • And soliders were obliged to pay for their food, clothing, equipment
              • He would leave some money in teh military savings bank
                • They actually recieved only 1/4 or 1/5 of his pay
          • Possible promotion
            • Eventually an hounourable discharge
              • with 3,000 denarii or an allocation of land
            • Ranks:
              • Legatus
    • Work
      • Practice walks
        • In body armour with weapons
        • With kit
          • Food for several days,
          • Equipment for overnight camp
            • Saw, axe
          • Basket for moving earth
      • Built roads and camps
      • Free time and leave
      • Battles
  • Difficult for the enemy to throw back
  • pointed iron head, 0.6m
  • Tribunus
  • Auxiliaries
    • Helpers
      • Do not have to be a Roman Citizen

Comments

terry krigas

Very good resource let down by the spelling error in the title ( : soldier )

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