Much has been said about the arms, armaments, and tactics of the famed Roman legions. Suffice it to say, they played their crucial role from the Roman Republic days of 3rd century BC to the nadir period of the Western Roman Empire in the 4th century AD. However, beyond the scope of just glorious battles and momentous results, there was a more intrinsic, humane side to the men who formed these legions that were at once similar (and yet different) to cultures we can identify with. The following TED-Ed animated video aptly presents the ‘personal’ equipment, trials, and tribulations of a Roman soldier during the nascent stages of the Roman Empire under the reign of Augustus (circa 15 AD).
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