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  • Next 20 Years Of Service The Legions
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    The strength of the Roman military was the string that held the Roman Empire together for as long as it lasted. The military was made up of strictly disciplined men whom were ready and willing to serve their emperor. The Legions Outward appearance was extremely important to the Romans and the first thing that new recruits learned was to march in perfect form. Once they knew how to march they were then assigned to the legions in which they would remain for the next 20 years of service. (the book)...
  • Roman Senator
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    Who was Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus and why is his career as Tribune of Plebs important for Roman History? Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus was a born Roman Aristocrat who after making a name for himself in military service became the Roman Tribune of Plebs, and began a serious economics revolution. The fact that Gracchus was not a pheasant nor merely a landowning citizen, but a member of the aristocratic society is one of the main reasons for his success in economic change, but also for his eventu...
  • Old Friend Of Marcus's Uncle Aquilla
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    Druids-Druids were the Celtic priests who often preached Holy War to the people of the northern tribes of Briton. The Druids would explain to the painted people that if they fought for the cause he preached of, they would be immediately sent to their "Heaven" if they were killed. Marcus and his legion feared the Druids because they spoke poison to the Celts, thus, making them fearless in battle. Mizzle-Mizzle is a word that the author of the book invented herself. Mizzle is a weather condition t...
  • Roman Soldiers
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    The Roman Empire is known for its, amphitheaters, aqueducts, fountains and baths, great palaces, and roadways that stretched to every corner of the empire. What really made Rome great were its indomitable legions. They marched through Europe and the Middle East, defeating everyone from the civilized Greeks to the barbaric Gauls and kept the Empire together for over seven hundred years in the west and for an additional millennium in the east. The highly trained and disciplined soldiers were equip...
  • Roman Legion And Its Legionaries
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    It was the loyalty to their generals and strict training that demonstrated the benefit of discipline for the Roman legionaries. Although training was intensive and obedience demanded more firmly, they created a better, well-rounded fighting machine for the Roman Empire. Proficiency that was almost unmatched made the individual legionaire deadly, but it was the devotion as a whole that made the entire legion formidable. Weapons, both of offense and defense, adapted throughout the course of Roman ...
  • Marcus States To Esca
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    I have read "The Eagle of The Ninth" by Rosemary Sutcliffe. Roman history has always had a particular appeal to me, especially the mysteries of its era. When I discovered that it was about a lost Roman Army - The Ninth Legion, i was pleasantly surprised not only from the historical point of view, but the fact that the story would not be set in some unfamiliar, far off foreign country but in Northern England and Scotland. Some parts of the novel are in lands only a stone's throw away from our sch...

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