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I wanted to join the Roman Army ever since I was a young boy playing in the fields of my home in NAME A TOWN OR CITY RELATED TO ROME HERE My father was a legionaire in the Roman Army for 25 years It was my goal in life to follow in his footsteps The hard part of being a Legionaire in the Roman Army was not becoming a soldier To become a soldier you jsut had to be somewhat physically fit and be at least 5 feet 8 inches tall The pay for being a legionaire was also not all that attractive to me I got paid 250DOLLARS PESOS FRANCS per month There were many deductions taken out of that 250 that I did not like Roughly 10 for my bedding 80 for food and 60 for clothes So after all those deductions I was not left with all that much The signifer kept track of all my money and savings I had When I first became a legionary there was no inital training or boot camp to become an official soldier I just showed up and was given my equipment and instructed on where to go and what to do I was given a few questions to make sure I was a genuine citizen before I could take the Soldiers Oath After the oath I was given 4 motnhs bonus pay which was very nice and then instructed on which century I was to report to A century is an 80 man company Six centuries made a cohort and ten cohorts made up a legion Living inside the fort was not all that bad I was fed very well and my living quarters were quite fitting to me The food I ate varied quite often It all depended on what the men in teh auxillary killed while hunting Most often it was buffalo which I have liked since I was a
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