Illustration of Rome's army during the Roman Republic, as depicted by Polybius.1 Shows the formation of a typical consular army, legion, and manipule. Includes chart of the Comitia Centuriata and infantry in the the Servian system.
- Illustration begins with the formation of the consular army, with its legions, ala, and cavalry
- . . . zooms to the formation of a typical Polybian legion, with its three rows of maniples: hastati, principes, and triarii.
- . . . zooms to the formation of a legion's maniple, with its two centuries, each with sixty infantry and a centurion, optio, and standard-bearer.
- . . . zooms, finally, to a stylized image of an infantry soldier.
- Also included is a chart of the Comitia Centuriata and infantry in the the Servian system.2
1. Replaces BcR's former title: "Rome's Polybian Army" (rome-army-polybian).
2. See Adrian Goldsworthy, The Complete Roman Army (Thames & Hudson, 2011), pp. 20-33.