What was life like in the Roman army?Was it better to be a soldier in the Roman army (rich or poor) than a child? What was life like for a Roman soldier? Roman soldiers, also known as legionaries, were some of the most efficient and highly trained soldiers in the world during the time of the Roman Empire. Legionaries served in the Roman army for 25 years before they could leave. Life as a soldier was hard, with recruits marching up to 20 miles a day, building roads and towns, and training for battle. They were highly skilled builders and fighters.
Children in Roman BritainWhat was it like to be a child during Roman times? Would you rather be a child or a soldier? Children in Ancient Rome were usually reared by their mothers until they reached age of seven. After that they accompanied their fathers who taught them to be farmers, craftsmen or soldiers. Children from wealthy families usually went to school and were taught how to read and write.
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