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Describes the constitution of the Roman military and the day by day lifetime of a soldier, his education, guns, self-discipline, campaigns, and lifestyles in retirement.

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D. There were other rewards for cen- turions. After a victory, they given honor money and wine. The were it turions, were in disgrace for the rest of their army careers. greatest was a take part in a victory procession in Rome. The victorious legions marched through Opposite the streets displaying the things they Here, a centurion had captured. Crowds cheered and by his legatus. 26 the legion. a unit had deserted in was decimated. This meant that one man in ten was executed. The choice was random.

Might marry and raise a family. Many bought farms or small businesses. They had given a good deal to the empire. In return, they were allowed to spend their final years in well-earned peace and prosperity. retired centurion been decorated with beautiful floor mosaics like in Wiltshire, England. '—» r^r: . D. empire was 200 onward the 286 they divided the empire into two in trouble. Fierce parts. attacked over the frontiers. D. 476, Rome was captured by ferocious barbarians, called Goths. With the end itself The army became weaker.

Given the silver spear In A centurion Retirement would look forward to his retirement when he might marry and raise a family. Roman soldiers were not allowed to never to the was camp at Lincoln. This Britons, for example, were posted to supposed to keep soldiers from becoming too friendly with the legions in Jerusalem or Bonn, but local people. serve 28 in the land of their birth. D. centurions were not allowed to marry. They were supposed to the army. would Women, way be devoted to it was felt, was given generous amounts of land and money.

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