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A Guide to Joining the Roman Army (Video)


The world of ancient Rome was one of great conquests, military might, and glory. Joining the Roman Army was a privilege and an honor that only the most courageous and qualified men could achieve.  To become a Roman soldier, one had to prove their worthiness by passing a physical test, demonstrating their qualifications, and taking a solemn oath before the commander.

The physical test was no easy feat, as it required candidates to demonstrate their strength, agility, and endurance through a series of grueling exercises. In addition to physical prowess, aspiring soldiers had to possess certain qualifications, such as knowledge of weapons and tactics, as well as a deep respect for the Roman Republic and its values. Those who passed these requirements then took the Roman soldier's oath, pledging their loyalty to Rome and vowing to defend the empire with their life. Joining the Roman Army was not a decision to be taken lightly, but it offered the chance for adventure, glory, and lifelong camaraderie.

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By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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