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Organization of the Roman Infantry Men



Summary: Learn the different levels of organization for Roman infantry units.

Content Source: https://www.njcl.org/Portals/1/NRCE%20Study%20Guide%20%20ADV%20%28v1_0%29.pdf

Image Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans/the_roman_army/

Transcription: Let's talk about the Roman infantrymen also known as pedites. One of the most fundamental levels at which they were organized was the centuria which were groups of sixty men. This was equivalent to half of a manipulus which contained approximately 120 men. A manipulus was approximately a third of a cohort of cohorts which would contain 360 men - and the largest unit in the Roman army was the Legion or the legio which would contain 3600 men. Just to gain some perspective Caesar conquered Gaul with four legions. This was the basic structure of the Roman military.

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