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Most Hardcore Soldier: Roman Legionnaire


A historian once remarked, “It was upon
the backs of the Roman Legions that modern Western civilization was born”, and he might
well have been correct. Pulling together various traditions, civic,
and political ideologies, Rome’s influence on Western civilization is indisputable, and
it’s impact is perhaps best seen in the militaries of these modern nations. Today most modern militaries are modeled after
Rome’s example, and making up the bulwark of ancient history’s mightiest armies was
the fabled Legionnaire. Ancient Europe was a terrifying place. Roman ingenuity had brought clean drinking
water to cities dozens of miles away from rivers and lakes, and vast Roman libraries
and universities added daily to man’s understanding of his world. Rome’s massive economic and political power
had carved out an empire which brought stability and safety to millions of people- yet at Rome’s
borders, where the forests grew thickest and darkest, lurked hordes of barbarians, with
an ever-hungry eye always turned towards Rome’s riches. The job of safeguarding the empire fell upon
the Legionnaire, and at its height Rome had thirty Legions made up of 6,000 fighting men
each along with auxiliaries all dispatched along the length and breadth of Rome’s borders. Despite the size of the Roman military though,
the truth is that Roman units were often outnumbered in battle, seeing as the Legions couldn’t
be everywhere at once. Famously, a single Roman Legion once faced
off against a horde of 25,000 Germanic barbarians, and still achieved victory. The secret to Rome’s military success? The Legionnaire. To be a Legionnaire one must be a Roman citizen,
though non-Romans could also find a place in the Roman military. Non-citizens were often recruited, or conscripted
into service as Auxiliaries, and could fill any role from light infantry to cavalry or
even siege engineers. Roman citizens however would often volunteer
for service, or in times of crisis, be drafted as Legionnaires. As the backbone of the Roman army, Legionnaires
received the best equipment and the best training- but more importantly, required the greatest
amount of loyalty to Rome, hence why only Romans could become one. With a diet made up primarily of bread and
vegetables, Romans were notoriously short, though Legionnaires had a height requirement
of at least five and a half feet. The almost uniform lower stature of Roman
citizens actually worked to their advantage in battle, as it ensured that their famous
tortoise phalanx-like formations could remain tightly packed together and secure from penetration. In the tortoise formation, soldiers locked
their shields together to form a wall that went from shin to eye-level and protected
the formation on all sides. The soldiers in the center then raised their
shields above their head and also interlocked them, thus protecting from arrows, sling stones,
and javelins. The tortoise formation was said to be so effective
and secure, that a chariot could be driven across the top of it. It’s easy to see then why a uniform height
was preferable for Roman Legionnaires, as soldiers of varying heights would have created
gaps in the formation, and made it vulnerable. Military service was attractive to Roman men,
as it ensured steady food and steady work. Every year Roman soldiers were paid the equivalent
of a few hundred dollars in today’s money, though some of that money was taxed and used
to maintain and purchase the soldier’s equipment as needed. At the end of sixteen years of service, eventually
increased to twenty five years of service, a Legionnaire could expect to receive a pension
for his service, and even a plot of land of his own. As in any ancient society and even today,
owning property was a huge financial safeguard, and helped ensure the financial security of
the retired Legionnaire and his family. Non-citizen soldiers enlisted as auxiliaries
would often receive about a third of the pay of a Roman citizen, but could also look forward
to earning a pension at the end of his service. Property within the empire would also be awarded,
as well as Roman citizenship which could be passed down to his children. This made service for non-Romans an extremely
attractive option, as their rights and even financial opportunities as non-citizens were
very few. For a Legionnaire, life was all about the
military. Men would sleep together in barracks that
housed eight, making up the base unit of the roman military- the contubernium. These would be the men you lived, ate, and
fought with for your entire career, with new recruits taking the place of retirees or those
lost in battle or to illness and injury. Upon waking, the men would enjoy a small breakfast
of oatmeal or bread, and then fall into formation for morning inspection. Rome’s military success relied on two things:
discipline and training. To this end, daily inspections were vital
for keeping Roman units fighting fit. Each man would have his weapon, shield, and
armor inspected for dirt, rust, and other signs of general disrepair, and if any was
found punishment would be swift. As in a modern military, punishment could
involve anything from additional physical fitness training to pulling extra duties around
the camp, though at times beatings and even death were mandated for extreme infractions. A sentry caught sleeping for example could
earn himself the death penalty. Seeing as Roman Legions typically operated
far from home and on the borders of the empire, next to very dangerous territory, it’s easy
to understand why infractions such as sleeping on your post could have such dire consequences. After morning muster and inspection, if the
unit was not on the move and garrisoned, then there would typically be a few hours of physical
fitness training. Roman Legionnaires were expected to march
twenty or more miles in five hours, all while wearing up to forty five pounds of equipment. At the height of its power, Rome equipped
her Legionnaires with the lorica segmentata, body armor which reached to the waist and
was made of strips of iron joined together with leather straps. The layered iron armor provided good protection
from blades and spears, while still remaining relatively easy to mass-produce for Rome’s
soldiers. An iron helmet protected the Legionnaire’s
head, and stiff leather greaves afforded some protection to the shins and lower legs. The greatest protection though came from the
scutum, or the body shield that Roman Legionnaires are so famous for. The scutum was made of layers of wood glued
together, covered with canvas and leather. At times brass or iron fittings at the center
reinforced the scutum, and gave it a center of mass that made it a little easier to wield
for the Legionnaire. The shield was meant to be held with the left
arm, and in a charge, Legionnaires would hold their left arm outstretched, with the top
of the shield resting on the Legionnaire’s shoulder, only to drop it as the enemy was
met in an attempt to knock the enemy off his feet. Then the Legionnaire would let the shield
fall to the ground and fight from behind it in a slightly hunched position. The enemy would have to try to deliver blows
across the other side of a nearly full-body shield while the Legionnaire could retaliate
with swift stabs from his sword or spear. When fighting in formation, the shields would
lock together and present a nearly impenetrable wall to the enemy. Inside of the formation, Legionnaires would
brace once against the other, lending their strength to the men on the outside edges. This made the formation incredibly difficult
to break, and in fact in some battles Legionnaires surrounded by the enemy would simply lock
into formation as friendly archers delivered devastating volleys of arrows directly on
top of them. The Legionnaires would ride out the storm
of arrows as their foes were felled by the dozens. When the barrage was over, they would simply
emerge from their tortoise formation and begin the assault anew. While on the move, Legionnaires would also
have to carry extra equipment though, and each man would be responsible for a sack of
flour and carrying some of the unit’s support equipment. Carts would often carry the components for
siege weapons and many of the various beams and canvas supplies for tents, but a great
deal of the smaller pieces of equipment needed for life on the road were given out for the
men to carry. With marches that could last all day and go
for dozens of miles, Legionnaires had to be in incredible health and good fitness. On the road, at the end of each march the
Legionnaires would construct a defensive encampment for themselves- yet another feature of the
Roman military that made them so difficult to defeat in battle. These encampments would consist of a ditch
which surrounded the camp, with the excavated dirt being used to build a defensive berm. Atop this berm a palisade of sharpened wooden
sticks was built, and often the bottom of the outer ditch would also be filled with
sharpened wooden stakes. Attacking enemy infantry would thus have to
run down into the ditch and then scramble up the berm to reach the Legionnaires, who
would be on top of it firing down arrows and javelins the entire time. While in garrison though, Legionnaires would
replace their traditional long road marches with a variety of busy work or training. At least two to three times a week Legionnaires
would train with practice equipment, which helped to relieve tensions between individuals
and keep morale high. The rest of the week though Legionnaires would
be assigned varying duties. The skills you had before you joined the Roman
military would dictate what other duties you may be assigned to do, and the less skilled
you were, the worse the job you might end up doing for most of your enlistment. Skilled craftsmen would often be assigned
to maintain the Legions’ equipment; blacksmiths and fletchers would see to the weapons and
armor of the Legion, and the ever-important task of creating new arrows and bolts for
the Legion’s ballistas or other siege weapons. Less skilled Legionnaires may pull long guard
duty shifts, or be stuck cleaning out the pipes in Rome’s famous baths, or even worse-
the pipes in the latrines. If that’s still not bad enough, one might
find themselves having to empty the actual ditches the latrines empties out to. The real meat and bread of a Legionnaire’s
life though was battle, and given the violence of the ancient world, a Legionnaire was typically
not at a loss for opportunities to practice his craft. Roman legions preferred to fight cautiously,
making extensive use of scouts to fix an enemy’s position and numbers, and then attempt to
fight on the battlefield that best suited them. Though Legionnaires where the heart of the
Roman military, the majority of Rome’s military forces was actually made up of mercenaries
or conscripts looking to earn their Roman citizenship and eventual pension- and Rome
made good use of these auxiliary forces. Typically, Rome would meet her enemies with
lighter armed Legionnaires, who would pelt advancing enemy forces with javelins and throwing
spears. Auxiliary slingers or bowmen would join in
the long-range attack, and upon making contact, the light infantry at the front would switch
to their swords. Advancing on the wings of the formation, more
light infantry auxiliaries would press against the enemy’s flanks, while heavy cavalry would
ride out and then turn in against the enemy’s rear and flanks. Advancing up the center and behind the first
line of lightly armed Legionnaires would be a force of heavy infantry, who would engage
the core of the enemy formation. A variety of flag signals and horns allowed
Roman military units to react on-the-fly even in the middle of combat. This close coordination between light infantry,
auxiliary forces, the cavalry, and heavy infantry allowed Roman legions to outmaneuver and outfight
nearly any enemy it encountered. Tactics and training counted for Roman success
far more than might. After a battle the Legionnaire was typically
allowed to enjoy some of the battlefield spoils, which could be sold off for personal profit. More valuable battlefield loot however was
taken for the coffers of Rome itself, as running a massive military was an expensive undertaking. Back at their home garrisons, Legionnaires
were forbidden from marrying and having families, with only senior officers and generals allowed
to marry- yet most Legionnaires had girlfriends and unofficial wives, and these could either
become camp followers in more remote regions, or set up communities directly outside of
established garrisons. While technically not allowed to have them,
most commanders would look the other way as Legionnaires left garrison at night to spend
time with their families. Western civilization was greatly defined by
both Rome’s political and civic traditions, and her willingness to defend those traditions
with military force. While professional armies had existed before
her time, Rome stands out as fielding one of the largest professional fighting forces
of the ancient world, and the centuries of experience it gained in commanding a large
national fighting force established a legacy of customs that is still obvious in modern
militaries to this day. Would you have tried to be a Legionnaire if
you lived in ancient Rome? Think twenty five years for citizenship would
have been worth it? Let us know in the comments! And if you enjoyed this video then check out
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100 COMMENTS

  1. Shadow Deslar Posted on December 22, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Also Turtle Or Tuestido was a very vulnerable to cavalry and heavy infantry charges
    Mabye not lighter infantry and not a lot
    But their very slow
    And theirs not that many spears
    Pointing out
    Mainly gladius

    Only auxilia had spears
    And they carried oval shields as far as I know
    Only the legionary has that Iconic looking shield

    Reply
  2. Shadow Deslar Posted on December 22, 2019 at 5:51 am

    Did you forget Roman Slingers bring more common then Roman archers
    Ever heard of Cretans?

    Reply
  3. Max Valera Posted on December 22, 2019 at 5:55 am

    You forgot about Julius Caesar.

    Reply
  4. Gaming With Jay Posted on December 22, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Rushen rolet but with a crossbow

    Reply
  5. Succulent Fish Posted on December 22, 2019 at 6:06 am

    INCREDIBILIS!!!

    Reply
  6. ReaperCode Playz Posted on December 22, 2019 at 6:19 am

    The Dude on the thumbnail Was from the VI Ironclad Legion

    Reply
  7. Clout Sukker Posted on December 22, 2019 at 6:34 am

    The Caesar has marked you for death and the legion obeys ready yourself for battle

    Reply
  8. Juris Darwin Posted on December 22, 2019 at 7:13 am

    The amount of yt ads is insane

    Reply
  9. Senpai Posted on December 22, 2019 at 7:25 am

    6:20 what if you Hit The Legs 🙄🙄

    Reply
  10. Dajim87 Posted on December 22, 2019 at 7:26 am

    I would join the legion!

    Reply
  11. GAnonymusG Posted on December 22, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Even at the height of roman power they were considered push overs by many of the other kingdoms of the world. Try fielding 6 million troops in 400 AD. GL.

    Reply
  12. BADSPOCK Posted on December 22, 2019 at 7:49 am

    It's Roman Legionary. Not legionnaire.

    Reply
  13. Matthew Lambert Posted on December 22, 2019 at 7:52 am

    I like this narrator better

    Reply
  14. Princeps Civitatus Posted on December 22, 2019 at 8:13 am

    ROMA INVICTA

    Reply
  15. Yianni Charalamboz Posted on December 22, 2019 at 8:48 am

    On the I am Chanel do I am a gladiator

    Reply
  16. Brandon Davis Posted on December 22, 2019 at 8:49 am

    25 years is not like 25 year today, especially when life expectancy of a solider was much shorter compared to the soldiers of today

    Reply
  17. FAILF2P Posted on December 22, 2019 at 9:09 am

    AVE, TRUE TO CAESAR!

    Reply
  18. Order 66 Posted on December 22, 2019 at 9:14 am

    What happened to the Spartans?

    Reply
  19. Мартин Мавродиев Posted on December 22, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Make a legionnaire Vs Spartan warrior video

    Reply
  20. Szedlacsek Tamas Posted on December 22, 2019 at 10:17 am

    INCREDIBILIS

    Reply
  21. Luka MG Posted on December 22, 2019 at 10:33 am

    But most historians know the modern western civilization was a product of the Islamic civilization

    Reply
  22. Jack Frost Posted on December 22, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Looks promising than going to office evryday and the retirement age is 60.

    Reply
  23. Divine heavenly and spiritual soldier Posted on December 22, 2019 at 11:01 am

    What's difference between soldier and legionnaire? I wonder why French military still call soldier legionnaire (French foreign legionnaire).

    Reply
  24. Imperial Guardsman Posted on December 22, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Actually spending 25 years in Roman legion would be the most productive thing I could ever do in my life

    Reply
  25. Łukasz Tulejski Posted on December 22, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    who wait for winged hussars

    Reply
  26. Captain David Posted on December 22, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    ROMAN COMMANDER: PREPARE MARCH

    ROMAN SOILDER: MARCHES AND GETS IN A AMBUSH

    Reply
  27. neil raphael Posted on December 22, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Infographics can you do episode roman leignoire vs spartex solider

    Reply
  28. Logan Fox Posted on December 22, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    When the trees start talking German

    Reply
  29. Ziri Ralte Posted on December 22, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    2:12 Textudo formation

    Reply
  30. IfSomeoneDebunksMeInAnArgument TheyWerePaidTosayIt Posted on December 22, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Not javelins, pilas

    Reply
  31. Mr. Bear studios Posted on December 22, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I personally think Spartan hoplites had more discipline, change my mind

    Reply
  32. Old Navajo Tricks Posted on December 22, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Service guarantees Citizenship, Vis scire hoc magis?

    Reply
  33. kingley45 Posted on December 22, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Spartans: we are the most feared soldiers of all time

    legionnaires: hold my spear.

    Reply
  34. Ray Kehr Posted on December 22, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Pretty sure Roman soldiers were paid with salt.

    Reply
  35. meme god azkaban135 Posted on December 22, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Well I have 1 complaint, the 🐢 formation was called Testudo but a lot of it were really accurate. I’m planing on educating myself to be a Historian and will specify myself in the History of Rome

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  36. meme god azkaban135 Posted on December 22, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Could also include Julius Caesar, and the reforms of Augustus and the Cohortis Pratorii (Praetorain guard) and some of the officer ranks

    Reply
  37. Pale Planter Posted on December 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    The inverse of white countries under occupational Joo governments where non-citizens have more rights and less obligations than citizens.

    Reply
  38. Paul Evans Posted on December 22, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    As an American soldier, when I first enlisted, I used to do guard duty when we were in the field. I fell asleep here and there standing up. Thankfully, I was never caught to face the death penalty.

    Reply
  39. AGENT Leo Posted on December 22, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    can you talk about Georgia next?i mean the country was Rome but smaller,i would we glad if my country got a episode

    Reply
  40. Ronny Fuentes Posted on December 22, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Historia Civilis gives more details on Roman Legions

    Reply
  41. Guardians of Arthedain Posted on December 22, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    “The romans were generally cautious.”

    Laughs in Crassus

    Reply
  42. cristopher wong Posted on December 22, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Wanna hear a joke?

    French "Legionnaire" made up of non French citizens

    Reply
  43. poop poop Posted on December 22, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Fun fact if an enemy had an axe a legionary would run into them so that the Enemy couldn't swing their axe and destroy the legionaries shield

    Reply
  44. giovanni gijsen Posted on December 22, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Tortoise formation? I think 'Testudo' is the right term for that formation.

    Reply
  45. Beau Arenas Posted on December 22, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Everybody gangsta till the legionaries form shield position

    Reply
  46. JKH GAMING Posted on December 22, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Strength and Honor

    Reply
  47. Samuel Hayden Posted on December 22, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Senātus Populusque Rōmānus – SPQR

    Reply
  48. Wanderingwalker 1990 Posted on December 22, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Romans: we are secure and impenetrable!
    Me: hold my KY.

    Reply
  49. toneman335 Posted on December 22, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    The Roman army had a great retirement plan…if you lived long enough!

    Reply
  50. toneman335 Posted on December 22, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Roman's army strength was their organization, discipline, and battle tactics.

    Reply
  51. Mannie Illescas Posted on December 22, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Better than Spartans???

    Reply
  52. fullmetal25 Posted on December 22, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    When you cover Rome vs Carthage war. I didn't find anything honor within the Roman soldiers.

    Reply
  53. Bardia Honary Posted on December 22, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Roman soldiers were called "Legionaries", not Legionnaires. Legionnaires is a modern term used for the contemporary soldier in certain military branches, like the French Foreign Legion. Legionaries are Roman soldiers in a Legion. The word stems from the Latin "Legio", meaning levy. There is an importance difference that many miss when it comes to the distinction.

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  54. Sander vd Brink Posted on December 22, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Bread and vegetables? Roman soldiers ate a lot of pig meat in Castella and castra, and beef (with small percentages of fish and birds like ducks) on outposts and watchtower. Also the body length of Roman soldiers was in fact variable, as archeological evidence reveals one soldier found was over 2 meters tall and others 1,80 m or 1,70 m tall.
    The question about soldiers being able to be married differs in time. Some periodes it was legal, other times it was not.
    Still, a nice video as an introduction to the Roman army, but not all mentioned is correct.

    Reply
  55. You just said, Posted on December 22, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Wrong, greaves were not part of the standard kit.

    Reply
  56. Dxella Posted on December 22, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Love the Roman era, it's quite interesting to see and learn from it.

    If anyone haven't read (or listened to) Simon Scarrows 'Eagle of the Empire' serie. I highly recommend it! Simon Scarrows even recommend other authors throughout the serie, that I also recommend 😊

    It is a historical military fiction that you get to follow two legionnaires through amazing battles and intrigue.
    It's a fiction tho I think Simon really capture the gritty reality those people lived in.

    If you read it or perhaps going to read it after this go ahead and comment. I would love to see how and what people think about this serie.

    Reply
  57. oo f Posted on December 22, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Aaaaand once again you start spitting bs about history and spreading misinformation, I'll be honest tho, at least this time you lasted two minutes

    Reply
  58. Stewysgameplay Posted on December 23, 2019 at 12:29 am

    6/10 for accuracy

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  59. 林克海斯 Posted on December 23, 2019 at 12:44 am

    overrated roman legionnaire

    Reply
  60. Corey Smithson Posted on December 23, 2019 at 1:35 am

    0:45
    It's…. so…. beautiful

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  61. Rodrigo Nogueira Mota Posted on December 23, 2019 at 1:52 am

    13th!!!!!

    Reply
  62. Batsaikhan Tseyen-Oidov Posted on December 23, 2019 at 2:16 am

    what if each soldier only had 2 tanks and nothing else? that would be from the mongols

    Reply
  63. Gilberto Velazquez Posted on December 23, 2019 at 3:12 am

    I would be a legionnaire because I love Romans and old time life

    Reply
  64. Psychozac581 Posted on December 23, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Sees Thumbnail
    Me:I didnt know scout was a Legionnaire

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  65. Kimani the Incredible Posted on December 23, 2019 at 4:22 am

    The romans they so graciously talking about we’re black people . Constantine was black all the saints were black and that why they mock saint Pete cause he was black they made a effort to rewrite history. It didn’t work cause we found out the truth it’s so funny 😆

    Reply
  66. Connor Seto Posted on December 23, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Awe, true to Caesar

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  67. ryoosari Posted on December 23, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Whwn you talk about roman legionnaires, all I can think about is the French Foreign Legion.

    It's true, modern military is mostly based on the Roman military

    Reply
  68. Blaise 2067 Posted on December 23, 2019 at 7:04 am

    All of that military strength, and yet Rome fell.

    Reply
  69. Forrest Helmick Posted on December 23, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Legionnaires? Ave true to Caesar

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  70. EmpireFall Posted on December 23, 2019 at 8:40 am

    although much of the heritage of Western culture has roots in The Roman Empire, it boggles my mind that the West espouses their conquers unto this very day considering that they subjugated a sizeable portion of the peoples living in Europe, North Africa and Middle East to a lesser degree

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  71. YourMoraleBoosterTV Posted on December 23, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Crassus, quintilus varus all dumb greedy generals who got tens of thousands romans dead. Never enter an army under the command of a greedy corrupt politician instead if a wargeneral, lesson learned

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  72. F4PTR Posted on December 23, 2019 at 9:33 am

    The true power behind Rome was their logistical expertise, their ability to transmit and receive information, the roads that allowed for their armies and citizens to travel freely very quickly.

    It’s often the simplest things that lead to dominance in a culture or civilization, Rome was built on its roads.

    We see the same thing with the current political, military, and economic dominance with the US’s logistical expertise, their military is so dominant because they have the capacity, to feed, fuel, transport and house their entire military even under siege and at the frontline in war extraordinarily quickly and efficiently.

    The US was technologically inferior to the Germans in WW2, yet German POWs remarked on how even under siege the American soldiers had fresh food being delivered to the frontlines under fire while the German soldiers were rationing what little they had left despite being superior in firepower, skill and technology and knew they stood no chance of winning.

    It is often stated by soldiers who have survived combat against the US, that they rarely remember seeing the soldiers fighting and instead remember constant bombardment and artillery and that by the time soldiers came into view they were already defeated

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  73. Kripparian 88 Posted on December 23, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Couldn't a well aimed catapult destroy their formation

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  74. Walker Posted on December 23, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Barbarian = non roman citizen
    Sooo…that means that 99% of ppl watching this video are barbarians 🤔

    Reply
  75. R ED Posted on December 23, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    You see, hollywood fool us.
    They dont have bracers.

    Reply
  76. ianh Posted on December 23, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    I left school with nothing…these vids are teaching me so much in such an interesting way…much appreciated.

    Reply
  77. Patryk A. Posted on December 23, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    0:40 FUN FACT:
    Did you know Germany was a sea?

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  78. ang Dalubhasa Posted on December 23, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    why not group them according to their height

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  79. DEEPAK JOSEPH Posted on December 23, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    To think Mario is from same place …hmmmm

    Reply
  80. chris schuneman Posted on December 23, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Part of the property requirements to become a legionary was they had to buy their own shield sword and armor, they were not supplied by the government

    Reply
  81. Facepalm Jesus Posted on December 23, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Asterix and Obelix want to know their location

    Reply
  82. Tresvante Haynes Posted on December 23, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Who would win one Spartan boi or one legion boi?

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  83. THE ROOKIE COOKIE Posted on December 23, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Ummmm Sparta?

    Reply
  84. Ashleigh Melrose Posted on December 23, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Shields are going together wow I did not expect it to be made out of wood

    Reply
  85. Никита Агафонов Posted on December 23, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    lol dont forget – the Romans were slaveholders, and their economy and culture succsesses were base on it. I cant understand such a delight about them

    Reply
  86. Jacob Stone Posted on December 23, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    For the glory of Rome I would pray to be outnumbered in battle

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  87. Delano Van raalte Posted on December 23, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    The spartans are superior to romans on front of the army they were with less than 1000 when rome gets to greece if it wasnt of that earthqauke rome would need to fight much

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  88. Cringe Theory Posted on December 23, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    25 years for citizenship wouldn’t really be worth it if they weren’t allowed to have a wife or children legally at least
    If I was allowed to have kids and my kid got citizenship then it would be worth it

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  89. nebiyu ermias Posted on December 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    yes it would

    Reply
  90. Michael Xie Posted on December 23, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    So basically the Italian military today compared to the Roman military of back then is like the Chihuahuas of today compared to their wolven ancestors back then?

    Reply
  91. Dude Gamer Posted on December 23, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Why do they swing so much when they are in a formation

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  92. Hayden Hooge Posted on December 23, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Ave, Imperator!

    Reply
  93. Christopher G Posted on December 24, 2019 at 12:15 am

    One mistake with the Roman on guard duty: Afaik they did not have their shields there.
    The unique height relative to the body incentivised people to rest their heads on them and doze off. So as precaution, no shields were allowed during guard duty. And yes, dozing off on guard could cause you to be executed on the spot. Even as a roman citizen.
    And one particular mistake: There is no one roman military. They had at least 3 different Armies with different organisations. That whole "carry your provisions and gear" part? That was only after the Marian Reforms. I even heard that Legionares just after the reform referend to themself as "Marius Mules", due to having to carry that much stuff.

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  94. Why youtube why Posted on December 24, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Rofl the legionaries had NOTHING on Spetsnaz Alpha

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  95. Phil Jermakian Posted on December 24, 2019 at 3:46 am

    4:30… roman soldiers the most badass……cucks for the rich of all time.

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  96. CarrionSmile Posted on December 24, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Meanwhile I can't remember when I last stepped foot outside my apartment. lol

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  97. Rene Woffles Posted on December 24, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Testudo…..tortoise formation ? Lol

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