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THE ROMANS
ROMAN SOLDIERS
AND ARMY
 
  • Roman soldiers bought their own weapons {as well as armour} which included javelines, swords, and daggers.
  • They were also builders as well as soldiers.
  • Rome had an army of 300,000 soldiers which was split into legions of 5,000 soldiers.
  • They wore footwear with hobnails because they needed sturdy footwear to suvive miles of marching.
  • They made ballistic missiles by firing boulders from a machine called a ballista.
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Wounded soldiers wore spider webs on their wounds, they where sticky so they helped knit the skin together. If they had a bandage they would tuck a bundle of herbs into it because it killed any germs.