University of Atlantia

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A Roman Soldier's Diet

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Instructor:
Arria Marina


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
CA58 September 8, 2018
Crs #:
301
Date:
Sat Sep 08
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
4/∞
Room:
Course Category:
Food and Drink
Track:
No track assigned
Description
Napoleon once said, "An army marches on its stomach". However it is likely that he read the phrase in Ars Militaris by the Roman writer Vegetius, who most likely learned it from the Greeks. Since the beginning of warfare, the issue of how to feed a large standing army has been one of the largest logistics problems to be faced, and the Roman army was no exception. Learn what kinds of foods a Roman soldier marched with, and about the 6000+ calories he ate in a normal day. Samples of food will be provided.