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Another answer for my poll questionnaire:

In the beginning, and throughout most of Roman history, there were 6000 men in a legion. However, most of the military information and customs we think of as "Roman" came around Caesar's time, at which point a legion was comprised of 3600 men. In Rome's later days, legions were limited to 1,000 people to avoid giving commanders too much power.

I was just working with that on Monday night with Deborah. What brings up the question?

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jkrissw
Feb. 1st, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
IIRC, this came from a legion nominally comprising 60 centuries, originally 100 men each, each under a centurion (as Vorenus is revealed to be in the first scenes of the opening episode of season 1 by the sideways crest on his helmet). These were grouped into maniples, but I can't remember the details about the unit structure in early Republican times (like around the Punic wars).

By Caesar's time, the legion was in ten cohorts, with the 1st being traditionally about twice the size of any of the others. A century was usually about 60 men by then, though.

So - what were you "working on that" for? :-)
thisgirliknow
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
regional latin forum is this saturday. my little sister is studying for a test on roman customs

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