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A day in the life of a Roman soldier - Robert Garland

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The year is 15 CE, and the Roman Empire is prospering. Most of the credit will go to the emperor, but this success wouldn’t have been possible without loyal soldiers like Servius Felix. Robert Garland illuminates what life was like for a solider in the Roman army.

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  • Educator Robert Garland
  • Director Brett Underhill
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Animator Brett Underhill
  • Illustrator Brett Underhill
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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Additional Resources for you to Explore
Interested in learning more about Roman legionaries? Check out this book or this one. G.R. Watson also delves into military life for both Greek and Roman soldiers in The Roman Soldier. This video shows how they prepared for battle, including what they wore and the equipment they carried.

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.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Robert Garland
  • Director Brett Underhill
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Animator Brett Underhill
  • Illustrator Brett Underhill
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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