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Soldier in a Roman legion who belonged to a citizens’ unit of troops, which formed the basis of the Roman army (about 6,000 men).
Roman legionary sandal javelin tunic gladius cuirass crest shield

sandal click to hear

Footwear with a studded sole that was attached to the foot by leather laces that came just above the ankle.

javelin click to hear

Weapon with a wooden shaft and a long metal rod that was used for combat at close quarters or as a projectile.

tunic click to hear

Short-sleeved garment that legionaries wore under the cuirass.

gladius click to hear

Short double-edged sword used for hand-to-hand combat.

cuirass click to hear

Armor made up of articulated metal strips used to protect the chest, back and shoulders.

crest click to hear

Feathers or bristles decorating the top of the helmet.

shield click to hear

Wooden piece of armor carried on the arm to protect against enemy blows.