Roman soldier (1st century B.C.)

Roman soldier (1st century B.C.)

Mercenaries of the ancient Roman army were well-trained and well equipped with the most up-to-date weapons.

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mercenary, mercenary army, legionary, Rome, Római Birodalom, soldier, warfare, weapon, sword, shield, spear, armament, breastplate, helmet, clothing, sarcina, antiquity, Marius' Mule, equipment, tent, camp

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  • Is it true that Marius allowed even unpropertied citizens to become mercenaries?
  • What was the annual wage of a legionary during the reign of Augustus?

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