Roman Soldiers

Roman Soldiers

On this page are twelve black and white images of several Roman Soldiers in their military outfits and with shields and weaponry. They come primarily from the book The Costume of the Ancients by Thomas Pope, which was published in 1875. Ancient Roman soldiers were the backbone of the empire’s expansion and defense. Feared for their discipline and brutal effectiveness, they were professional fighting men recruited from Roman citizens. Legionaries, the elite infantry, trained extensively in close-quarter combat using short swords and javelins. They wore heavy armor and fought in organized formations, wielding large shields to create a nearly impenetrable wall against enemies. Their dedication and skill on the battlefield made them a dominant force for centuries. If you find these drawings of Roman Soldiers useful, you might want to check out the gallery on Ancient Roman Emperors or view some Roman Soldiers Equipment. Enjoy!



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