Roman Army Reading Challenge!

The Roman Army

 

The Romans invaded so many places because they had such a good army.  The army was used to protect Rome and to keep control over the people who they had conquered.  Soldiers were in the army for many many years and spent a long time away from their families.

When an auxiliary soldier who was a recruit from conquered lands had been in the army for 25 years he could become a Roman citizen.

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The army was organised into groups of troops.

 

  • A legion would have 800 legionnaires, who would be already Roman citizens.
  • Each legion would be split up into groups called centuries. In each century were 80 soldiers. The leader of the century was called a
  • These centuries would also be split into smaller groups and they had different jobs to perform. This made the Romans battle tactics more organised.

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Roman soldiers were very strong and tough, they had to march over 20 miles a day with heavy things to carry.  They had to carry their food, cooking pots, tents and weapons as well as wearing all their armour.

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The Roman soldier was very well trained.  When their enemies fired their arrows they would put their shields up all around them to protect themselves from the arrows, this was called the         tortoise.  They used a short sword as a weapon, daggers for stabbing and a long spear.  They wore metal armour and protected themselves with a large shield.    

 

Bronze reading challenge:

  1. What weapons did Roman soldiers use?
  2. How could Roman soldiers protect themselves from arrows?

 

 

Silver reading challenge:

  1. Why did the Roman Army invade so many countries?
  2. How long was an auxiliary soldier in the army for before he became a Roman citizen?
  3. How many soldiers were in a century?

 

Gold reading challenge:

  1. Why was it important for a Roman soldier to be ‘tough’?
  2. Do you agree that the Roman army was in fact a ‘good army’? Why?
  3. Write a glossary for the Roman army using technical vocabulary.

37 thoughts on “Roman Army Reading Challenge!

  1. Silver challenge:

    1) The Romans invaded some many countries because they wanted a stronger army and also to gain and control areas under there leadership.
    2) An Auxiliary solider took 25 years to become an Roman citizen.
    3)It takes 80 solders to make an century.

  2. Bronze:
    1.They used a short sword for a weapon.
    2.The Roman soldiers could protect them selves by using a shield.
    silver:
    1.They invade many countries because they want people in the future to have a good life and they were also strong.
    2.Auxiliaries were in the army for 25 years.
    3.Every Roman legion had betweeen 4,000 and 6,000 soldiers.
    gold:
    1.Because when they are fighting in war they don’t want to get killed.
    2.I agree that the Roman army was the best because they invade lots of lands from help of Juluis Caesar.
    3.legioneries- a group of armies.
    invade- take over.
    auxiliary-soldiers.

  3. The Roman soldier used spears,shields and swords.When the arrows shot at the Romans they blocked it with a shield that time they had wooden shields.GOLD CHALLANGE

    GOLD CHALLENGE

  4. bronze challenge
    1)The Roman’s had a helmet so it can protect there head and then nothing will happen and a shield so nothing happens to there body’s and a sword so they can kill there enemies.
    2)They can protect them self by putting the shield in front of there body and on top of there head and there face.

  5. Bronze challenge:

    1.they used small sword a dagger,metal amour,shield and a spear.
    2.they can protect themselves with a tortoise technique.

  6. Bronze challenge:
    The Romans used a shield a short sword and arrows for the weapons they used also they used a tortoise for protection!
    Silver challenge:
    Romans army invade so much countries because they had a such good army. The auxiliary soldiers can only stay 25 years in the army before they are a Roman citizen. There were 80 solider so in centuries aswell!

  7. By Inaaya Sahrah Tehab
    Bronze challenge:
    1. The Romans carried a helmet to protect thier head,a shield to protect thier body,a sword to defeat thier enemies and a spear to stab thier enemies in the heart.
    2.The Romans protected themselves by putting thier shield in front of thier face or on thier head.
    Silver challenge:
    1. The Romans invaded so many countries because they wanted more land.
    2.They have to be auxilly soldier for 25 years to become a Roman
    3.There were 80 soldiers.
    Gold challenge: They had to be tough because they had to fight,March and carry heavy things.

  8. Bronze
    The weapon the Romans used was a dagger.
    The Romans use a shield to protect them selfs from the arrows.
    Silver
    The Roman army invaded some countries because they thought we had gold.
    They were very well trained.
    In each century there were 80 soldiers.
    Gold
    They had to be tough because they were traveling 20 miles away.
    Yes because they are so strong.
    Trained – is when you are good sport.

  9. Gold challenge
    The weapon had they had a shield, sword.
    They will put the shield on there head.
    Sliver challenge : 300000 soldiers a where in cerenty.
    It was about 25 year.
    Bronze challenge
    Weapon dangers for stabbing and long spear.

  10. gold challenge

    they had to march over 2 miles carrying heavy things.
    I agree that the roman soldier is a good army because they are sometimes strong.

  11. What weapons did Roman soldier use?
    They were shield and sword.
    How could Roman soldier protect themselves from arrows?
    They are strong Vhfh,Gil,hfhtg

  12. The Romans used swords , long sphers and shields.
    They could put there shields on them.

    The Romans invaded lots of countries because they had such a good army.
    It took 25 years.
    There is 80 solders in a century.

    It is important to be tough because they need to fight there enemies.
    The Roman army was a good army because they all now what there doing.
    Tough – being strong
    Enemies- some one you don’t like .

  13. Bronze

    1.The Romans use swords and bows.

    2.they were very tough and they made a tortoise.

    Silver.
    1.they invade so many so they can gets to battle very easy
    2.there was lots.

    Gold
    1.so the can win lots of battles.
    2.i agree with the Roman army because they are tough.

    They made straight roads for us to drive on.

  14. gold
    1. They had to be tough because they had to fight,march and carry heavy things.
    2.I think they were a good army because they took care of rome and the cities that they concerned
    silver
    1.they invalidid so many countries because they had a strong army.

  15. 1. roman soldier were tough because they had to march and carry heavy things.

    2. i don’t agree because they used sword and thought with other weapons.

    soldiers.: land owning men between 17 and 45 could be foer to become soldiers.

    Silver Challenge.
    so the romans invaded of placers because they had a strong army.

  16. gold challenge
    1.they had to be tough so they can fight.
    2.i think the roman army was not a good army because the celts built a hill fort and the roman soldiers could not fought.

  17. bronze challenge

    they used a short sword as a weapon,daggers for stabbing and a long spear.
    they wore metal armour and protect themselves with a large shield.

    silver challenge

    they invaded so many countries because they had a good army.
    the auxiliary soldier had been in the army for 25 years.
    in each century were 80 soldier’s.

  18. Bronze challenge: The weapons they had was a shield ,sword.
    They will put the shield on there head.
    Silver:3 300000 soldiers a where in century.

  19. bronze reading challenge
    1.The romans used a short sword as a weapon so they could fight their enemies.
    2.They protected themselves from the arrows using a metal shield.

  20. gold
    1.if your where not tough you could not be a roman.
    2.yes because they invaded spain france and palestine.
    3.gladiators were used for fighting in the amphitheater
    silver.
    1 .The roman invaded so many countries because they wanted lots of gold silver and bronze.
    2.for 25 years
    3.80
    bronze
    1.they used swords spears and arrows
    2.by shooting them at there oppenent

  21. gold challenge:

    1. They have to be tough to fight.

    2.I don’t agree because they fight and they like violet things.

    3.sword-a metal thing that kills people.
    armor-its clothes that protects them.
    shield-its a metal thing that make sharp thing bounce off.

  22. silver challenge
    1.the roman invaded so many places because they had a good army.
    2.before he can become a roman citizen he has to stay in the army for 25 years.
    3. in each century they had 80 soldiers.

  23. bronze challenge
    1.The weapons that the romans used was a long spear,short swords and daggers for stabbing.
    2. they protected themselves by wearing a metal armour and protected themselves with a large shield.

  24. bronze challenge:

    1. They used swords to spipe the enimes.

    2.They wore armor that they can hit the arrows on the armor and bounce off it at hit the person.

  25. Bronze
    The Roman soldiers weapons were shields swords and armour.
    They could protect themselves by the metal armour and the shield.
    By Hamdia and Safa Khan

  26. Silver challenge:

    1. The romans invaded so many countries because they want more land.

    2.They have to be auxillary soldier for 25 year to be a roman citizen.

    3.The answer is 80 soldiers.

    • The Romans stayed in the Roman army but lays weren’t alowed in the Roman army.Roman soliders were well trained and the Roman soileders were the best army in the world.Romans tock over Gul(wich is now couled France)Itly,paridice and more country’s.The Roman soliders wanted britan to be there city so britan helped Gul to fight the Romans.

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