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Ranks and Terms of the Roman Legion
"This quiz is on the military terms used to describe units and individual soldiers in both the Army of the Republic and the Imperial Legions."
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What were the light armed troops of the middle period of the Roman Republic known as?
Each legion had its own standard. What was the standard-bearer of the legion called?
What were the Hastati?
Middle ranking officers
Young legionary soldiers
What was the origin of the Roman short stabbing sword, the gladius?
What was the original meaning of the term 'Legion' (legio)?
A group of common people
Levy of all men eligible for military service
A fortified village
A fortified river town
What was the function of a conquisitor?
Senior Tribune holding a captured town/city
Commander of four or more legions
What was a peltast?
All legionaries carried a pugio. What was this?
Pig skin bag to hold food
Leather strapping to bind wounds
The triarii and the pilani performed the same function within the legion but in different eras. The triarii functioned in the middle Republic and the pilani in the Imperial legions. Who were they and what was their function?
Auxiliaries placed on the wings
Novice soldiers placed in the rear
Older soldiers forming the reserve
The legions best, placed at the front
A cohort was made up of between four to five thousand men.
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