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The Roman army was very powerful and so it helped a lot in conquering the lands and provinces The Army had different ranking soldiers commanded by the Emperor The emperor gave the orders to centurions who passed them on to decurions who then passed them down to the soldiers The army had soldiers from all over the empire Some soldiers from Gaul were sent to Greece and the Greeks to the Gaelic part of the empire The army was the most efficient in the world as the soldiers were very obedient and highly motivated A legion is 5 thousand soldiers The Praetor was helped by a legatus to direct the legion The legatus was helped by a senator and 6 nobles When a battle was going on or was going to start they guided their troops and they told them which formation to form The formations were the Turtle the phalanx and a few others The turtle was used when they were defending themselves or attacking forts To do this formation the legionnaires put shields on their heads and they put shields on the side to protect themselves even more When they did this they could attack forts and when the enemy threw boulders on them it bounced of the shield There were groups of 100 soldiers called century commanded by a centurion which was of higher rank They were divided into groups of 8 called Contubernia The contubernia had 8 legionnaires a milestone and a mule and they shared a tent Each year they called up all the people that owned land from 17 to 45 to the capitoline hills which overlooked Rome At that time all the battles were on a field and then the attacker attacked the defender and whoever won kept the land and the one that lost left his terrain and walked away The reason the roman army was so powerful is that they could win objects for
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