University of Atlantia

Course Detail

The Life of a Roman Soldier

Instructor:
Máire inghean Dhúncháin mhic Oisdealbhaigh


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA108-9/18 September 18, 2021
Crs #:
107
Date:
Sat Sep 18
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
24/∞
Room:
Cloister
Course Category:
Track:
No track assigned
Description
Have you watched the movie "Gladiator" and wondered about how the Roman legions operated? Have you ever wondered how the phrase "to cross the Rubicon" came to mean you were committed to an action? Have you seen a documentary on Hadrian's Wall in Britain, seen the Roman Legion re-enactors and thought "I wish I knew what they thought about being stationed so far from home? Then this class may help. The average Roman solder, be he Italian or from one of the conquered territories, have a great deal to tell us about what life was like for the troops of Rome. And their lives are fascinating. Do you know why Roman soldiers drank a mixture of vinegar and water or why Francis Marion, a hero of the American Revolution, did so too? Spoiler Alert: It's not because they found it delicious. I will be presenting an overview of the typical life of a Roman soldier from the late Republic through the middle of the imperial period. Google Meet free version requires a Google account that you are logged into in order to access the class.