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The Roman Army (Legion) continued ...

 

RomanCenturia (Century) 10 Conturbenia - 80 men

A century or centuria was made up of ten Contubernium - the essential fighting unit - which was led by a centurion.

A deputy centurion was called a Optio.

Contubernium Contubernium
Contubernium Contubernium
Contubernium Contubernium
Contubernium Contubernium
Contubernium Contubernium

Interesting Fact
Originally a century consisted of a hundred men but by the time of Empire the number had been reduced.

Each centry had its own Signifier (standard bearer).
Find out more here

(The plural of centuris is centuriae)

Cohort

 

RomanCohort - (6 centuries = 480 men)

There were six centuriae (centuries) with a total of 480 fighting men (not including officers) in a cohort. The cohort was the basic fighting unit.

A centurion led each century in a cohort and a Primus pilus (a senior centurion) commanded the cohort.

Centuria Centuria Centuria
Centuria Centuria Centuria

signumEach centuria had a Signum as a standard.

Interesting Fact
The first cohort had five double-strength centuriae instead of the normal six. Each century had double-strength because there were 160 men in each one instead of 80.

Contubernium (8 men) > Centuria (80 men) > Cohort (480 men) > Legio (5,000 men)

Legio


 
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