Start Date

18-4-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2018 10:15 AM

Disciplines

Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Military History

Subjects

Military art and science -- Rome, Rome -- Army, Rome -- Army -- History

Abstract

Even to this day, the Roman army stands out as one of the most successful military forces in human history. The widespread success of the Roman Empire was in large part due to its armies, who were able to meet challenges with flexible and effective troops. These armies faced all kinds of attacks, from the swift hit-and-run attacks of the Germanic tribes to the crushing cavalry charges of the Parthian Empire. Rome’s military might, however, was unrelenting. This paper focuses on the Roman soldier and how he was trained to be adaptable to the variety of enemies and obstacles he would face.

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Apr 18th, 9:00 AM Apr 18th, 10:15 AM

The Pawn of Rome: The Roman Infantryman

Even to this day, the Roman army stands out as one of the most successful military forces in human history. The widespread success of the Roman Empire was in large part due to its armies, who were able to meet challenges with flexible and effective troops. These armies faced all kinds of attacks, from the swift hit-and-run attacks of the Germanic tribes to the crushing cavalry charges of the Parthian Empire. Rome’s military might, however, was unrelenting. This paper focuses on the Roman soldier and how he was trained to be adaptable to the variety of enemies and obstacles he would face.