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  1. GABRIEL S. Roman Army

  2. Who was in the army? Pt. 1 • Only men could be in the Roman Army • Had to be a Roman citizen • He had to be at least 20 years old. • Is not supposed to get married while in the army

  3. Who was in the army? Pt. 2 • Most soldiers came from countries outside Italy • There were soldiers from Africa, France, Germany, Spain and the middle east • Soldiers had to stay in the army for at least 25 years

  4. What roman soldier's wore • Sandals with iron studs on leather soles • Iron helmets • Chain mail armour • Braccae (Trousers) • Soldiers were free to use armour handed down by family member, or buy from soldiers who had completed their service

  5. How many soldiers were in the army? • There were approximately 150,000 soldiers in the Roman Army • The Roman Army was made up of groups of soldiers called Legions • Each Legion had about 5000 soldiers • There were about 30 legions, of the 30 legions three were based in Britain at Caerleon, Chester and York

  6. Greatest Roman Army General • Julius Caesar was probably the most famous Roman to ever live. • He was a great politician, writer, statesman, and a genius military general • Caesar joined the army in 85 BC following the sudden death of his father, receiving the Civic Crown for his service in an important siege. •  Caesar was almost killed in his 20s when Lucius Cornelius Sulla became dictator of Rome in 82 BC, he quickly began eliminating his enemies by either execution or exile

  7. Questions • 1. How old did you have to be to join the army? • 2. What were the trousers called that they wore? • 3.What was Julius Caesar great at?

  8. Sources • http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans/the_roman_army/ • www.Wikipedia.com