junior officers of the Roman army in the Republican period
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junior officers of the Roman army in the Republican period a study on social structure by Jaakko Suolahti

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Published by Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia in Helsinki .
Written in English


  • Rome -- Social conditions.,
  • Rome -- Army.,
  • Rome -- History, Military.,
  • Rome -- History -- Republic, 510-30 B.C.

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Edition Notes

StatementJaakko Suolahti.
SeriesSuomalaisen Tiedeakatemian toimituksia : Annales Academiæ Scientiarum Fennicæ : Sarja B ; nide 97
The Physical Object
Pagination439, (4) p., (2) leaves of plates :
Number of Pages439
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21590425M

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During this period the Republican system of citizen-conscription was replaced by a standing professional army of mainly volunteers serving standard year terms (plus 5 as reservists), although many in the service of the empire would serve as many as 30 to 40 years on active duty, as established by the first Roman emperor, Augustus (sole ruler 30 BC – AD 14).Country: Roman Empire. History of the term. In the early Roman Kingdom "legion" may have meant the entire Roman army, but sources on this period are few and unreliable. The subsequent organization of legions varied greatly over time but legions were typically composed of around five thousand soldiers. The army of the early Republican period was based around the maniple, a system developed during the 4th Century B.C.E. Entry into the army was based solely on a citizen being capable of bearing arms. Not an imposition on the physical limitations of a potential recruit but rather a Roman citizen being able to afford the weapons and armor that. The smallest unit of the Roman legion is a century In Latin centuria This unit “should” have members because the Roman word for is Centum. But in fact this unit has only 80 members. The unit is commanded by an officer whose title is centur.

May 21,  · The officers known as centurions (Latin centuriones, singular centurio) formed the backbone of the Roman Army of Antiquity, very possibly from its conception straight up to its fall in the West. "M. Favonius Facilis Centurion mid First Century AD". This book examines the social and administrative transformation of Greek society within the early Roman empire, assessing the extent to which the numerous changes in Greek cities during the imperial period ought to be attributed to Roman influence. A militia (/ m ɪ ˈ l ɪ ʃ ə /) is generally an army or some other fighting organization of non-professional soldiers, citizens of a nation, or subjects of a state, who can be called upon for military service during a time of need, as opposed to a professional force of regular, full-time military personnel, or historically, members of a warrior nobility class (e.g., knights or samurai). Nov 03,  · During the U.S.-Mexican War, for instance, regular army officers noticed [End Page ] how poorly volunteers behaved both on and off the battlefield, seemingly ungovernable by the volunteer officers. After his discussion of the ideology that underlay the junior officer corps, Bledsoe explains how the corps evolved over the course of the Civil lfcmalta.com: Peter C. Luebke.

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