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Extra resources for Ancient Rome (Pocket Genius)
SIZE About 3 ft (1 m) high MATERIAL Wood, iron The Roman ballista was inspired by the Greek torsion ballista, which was developed under Alexander the Great. USED BY Legionary WEAPONS | 47 FOCUS ON... ARMY ITEMS Army units had some elements that were unique to them. Uniform and armor As the army grew, Roman soldiers were issued with standard uniforms. Their equipment, especially the armor, gave them an upper hand over their enemies. Leg guard ▲ The auxiliary cavalry wore face masks like this one at parades.
It was used for stabbing rather than slashing. This heavy thrusting spear called a hasta was used in the early Roman period. During the Republican period, only a small section of the army continued to use the hasta, since it was replaced by the pila and gladius. SIZE About 20 in (50 cm) long MATERIAL Iron USED BY Legionary Plumbata A lead dart, or plumbata, was thrown at the enemy from a distance of about 100 ft (30 m). The plumbatae were attached to the back of a soldier’s shield. Wooden shaft SIZE 6 in (15 cm) MATERIAL Iron, lead USED BY Legionary SIZE About 6½ ft (2 m ) long MATERIAL Wrought iron, wood USED BY Legionary WEAPONS | 45 Pilum Spatha The throwing javelin, or pilum, was hurled at an opponent from around 65 ft (20 m) away.
Cloth, or leather USED BY Centurion Belt Coolus The balteus, or belt, was a soldier’s badge of office, worn with a tunic at all times. As soldiers marched, the leather strips made a jangling noise that helped to frighten the enemy. This plain helmet with cheek guards is an example of a Roman coolus, which was worn during the late Republican period. The design was inspired by Celtic helmets. SIZE Belt size about 47 in (120 cm) MATERIAL Metal, leather USED BY Legionary SIZE About 12 in (30 cm) MATERIAL Heavy pendants weighed down the leather Brass, bronze USED BY All soldiers Metal jacket Legionary soldiers wore lorica segmentata, an armor made of iron and leather strips.
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