Activity 3: The Roman Soldier

The Roman soldier was well equipped and well trained. It was his abilities that made the Roman army so powerful.

A Roman soldier was a bit like a moderm day 'biker' - lots of bits of leather and metal hanging off the leather! By running your computer mouse over the soldier, you can find some of the equipment that was standard issue for the Roman soldier.

The book 'Celtic Fire and Roman Rule' describes how a typical Roman soldier was equipped and how the army was organised.

How was the army structured? What can you find out about how the soldiers worked together when fighting? Who could be a soldier in the Roman army?

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