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- The men you see here are the elite, or the legionaries of the
- Tough, hard-bitten citizen soldiers who collectively formed the
heavy infantry responsible for seizing and holding areas of land.
- Not all of the legionaries were from Rome, some consisted
of Italian or British citizens.
- The legionaries were armored with segmented
armor and a gladius, which was a thrusting sword. They were also armored
sometimes with javelines used for distance throwing.