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Caesar’s Army: Basic Facts

Organization A LEGION comprised 6000 soldiers. It was made up of 10 COHORTS, each containing 600 soldiers. The cohort was composed of 3  MANIPLES (200 soldiers each). A maniple contained  2 CENTURIES (one hundred men = a century) and their … Continue reading

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Roman Funerals Were Like Plays

In old Republican Rome you didn’t want to miss the funeral of a great man. It was a real show. His body was carried in a procession to the Forum, the main square of the city, and laid on the … Continue reading

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Caesar’s Greatest Battle (Part 2)

From the citadel of Alesia Vercingetorix watched his kinsmen arrive by the thousands behind the Roman army. Statue de Vercingétorix at Alise-Sainte-Reine (Côte-d’Or) France – sculpteur Aimé Millet ( Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license photo by Siren-Com) He … Continue reading

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What Did Caesar Look Like?

This portrait bust of Julius Caesar has been found at the bottom of the Rhone River at Arles, France.   Photo from the CBC NEWS Archaeologists believe it was sculpted while he was still alive, perhaps two years before his … Continue reading

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