Roman Army Legion

Roman Army Legion

In this gallery you’ll find fourteen black and white drawings depicting the Roman Army Legion. They come from Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae published between 1553 and 1563 by Antonio Salamanca. The images show scenes of naval battles, wars, fights against the Amazons, and more. A Roman legion was its elite fighting force. Citizen soldiers, rigorously trained for close combat, formed the legion’s core. They wielded short swords and javelins, and their shields combined to create a formidable wall. This structure, discipline, and equipment made legions the backbone of Rome’s military might. If you are interested in more on the Roman army, be sure to visit the pages with illustrations of Roman Soldiers and Roman Soldiers’ Equipment. Enjoy!



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