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The Romans

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Roman Army Training

 

Roman soldiers were fighting men, first and foremost. Constant and rigorous training kept them at peak conditions, and ready for action at any time.

RomanMarching and Physical Training

Part of the army's training was a twenty Roman miles (18.4 miles) march (to be completed in five hours) carrying a full pack of weapons, shield, food rations, a cooking pot and a short spade, along with their personal kit.

Roman soldier carrying his kit
Soldiers marched 20 miles a day carrying this kit

RomanWeapons Training

Roman soldiers attended weapons training every morning.

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Soldiers trained with wickerwork shields and wooden swords

Roman soldiers practised hand-to-hand combat with wooden swords, spears and shields that were deliberately much heavier than those they used in battle.

training with wooden swords

They trained with dummy swords and javelins made of wood. A javelin is a light spear that is thrown by hand.

Along with the basic training exercises that a soldier learned during training they also learned specific drills and formations.

Roman Soldiers Roman Army Roman Officers
Equipment Soldier's weapon Armour
Artillery Standard Bearers Formations
Roman Auxiliary Army Training Roman Shields

 

 
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