Why was the Roman army so successful?

This week in Year 4 we have been investigating why the Roman Army was so successful.

We discovered that:

They were a fine fighting machine.  The men were trained hard by Centurions.

They had the right equipment – helmet, shield, hobnailed sandals, armour

They had weapons – gladius (short sword), dagger, pilium (spear)

They were organised – legions of 5,000 men, battle plans, formations and tactics like the Tortoise (or testuno).

We had lots of fun taking orders from different Centurions!

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