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  • Educator Robert Garland
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What were the differences between a Roman soldier and a Germanic warrior? Read this book by Lindsay Powell.

Want to explore the possibilities of life in a Roman legion? Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Eagle is a historical fiction series that navigates the adventures and dangers of being a young soldier.

Check out this course on being a Roman Soldier in The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World, created by the educator.