A Roman Soldier's Diet
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Food and Drink
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.