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.

Lesson by Robert Garland, animation by Brett Underhill.

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  • Xxx Boom - Channel Youtube
    Xxx Boom - 2 hours ago

    Who ever decides to use this method in ww3 will be the winner

  • RonJohn63 - Channel Youtube
    RonJohn63 - 3 hours ago

    This is sadly facile. It should be 8-10 minutes longer.

  • Ramón Ribeyro - Channel Youtube
    Ramón Ribeyro - 7 hours ago

    I am roman soldier and my life does'nt like much to that

  • Justin Mckay - Channel Youtube
    Justin Mckay - 14 hours ago

    the Germans attacked the Romans

  • missparklyunicorn - Channel Youtube
    missparklyunicorn - 15 hours ago

    Okay but did Servius get the girl in the end

  • Family Friendly John Cena - Channel Youtube
    Family Friendly John Cena - 15 hours ago

    Respect to Roman Empire for creating such huge country, uniting half of Europe under one banner

  • Mike Kwietniewski - Channel Youtube
    Mike Kwietniewski - 15 hours ago

    Wow. Ita teneant. English translation: Wow. So fascinating.

  • Ilham Hijrah Mustaqim - Channel Youtube
    Ilham Hijrah Mustaqim - 2 days ago

    Edgelords: "Hurr durr they use C.E. libtards amirite?" Me: "Umm they wear lorica segmentata in the time of Tiberius? Really progressive, they're about a century early."

  • Yuilen - Channel Youtube
    Yuilen - 2 days ago

    The term of service was 20 years, not 25.

  • Ser Dorsuo - Channel Youtube
    Ser Dorsuo - 2 days ago

    This video seems very ideological to me. Yes, war is bad, we get it. It didn't actually contain much info on a Roman soldier's typical daily routine.

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    mcarlinod - 2 days ago

    1558 NCR rangers disliked this video.

  • NeonLights - Channel Youtube
    NeonLights - 2 days ago

    2 pila= 2 penises (in portuguese)

  • SovietBiscuit - Channel Youtube
    SovietBiscuit - 2 days ago

    C.E. Because swords and shields are part of the common era. Like the Roman Empire... Wait well... The Roman empire was before common Era. Which was funny enough before Christ was around. And... it wouldn't be a while until 'common' things were around... But what can be considered 'common'? Why not just call it BC and AD? Been doing it for hundreds of years.

  • Nameless Person - Channel Youtube
    Nameless Person - 2 days ago

    He's going to marry his childhood sweetheart once the wars done? There's no way he's going to make it out alive.

  • Captain Jurgh - Channel Youtube
    Captain Jurgh - 2 days ago

    These Romans are (tactically) crazy!

  • davazno1 - Channel Youtube
    davazno1 - 3 days ago

    imagina , more than 20 years of service . these were ultra hard core professional soldiers . No wonder they conquered all .

  • Owen Bunny - Channel Youtube
    Owen Bunny - 3 days ago

    So he get to go home at the age of 18+25= 43 how old was his “waifu” when he joined?

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    Spark 721 - 3 days ago

    What is c.e.?

  • Andrew Lin - Channel Youtube
    Andrew Lin - 3 days ago

    3:14 just 30 km. JUST 30 km. HOW LONG IS LONG IF 30 KM IS SHORT.

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    Dead Sea - 4 days ago

    Ave, true to Caesar.

  • Paul Harris - Channel Youtube
    Paul Harris - 4 days ago

    "Peace and plenty breeds cowards. Hardness ever of hardiness is mother" ...from Shakespeare's "Cymbeline"

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    Mixed Man - 4 days ago

    Germanicus, also known as Caligula

  • Mr Screamer - Channel Youtube
    Mr Screamer - 5 days ago

    Does a video about Romans. Then uses CE instead of Anno Domini. Heathens have no class.

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    the joker - 5 days ago


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    stevebrownrocks - 6 days ago

    Wow! This was VERY interesting! Thanks for downloading for us, I'm going to subscribe now! 😎👍🏼

  • Sebastian Michaelis - Channel Youtube
    Sebastian Michaelis - 6 days ago

    *Marcus Aurelius is bashing his head against the wall* Vare, Vare! where are my eagles!

  • Maksym Lazirko - Channel Youtube
    Maksym Lazirko - 6 days ago

    Bc Ad please , I'm studying history and that's what we use.

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    bitter coffee - 6 days ago

    *_"For the Empire! For Skyrim!"_*

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    RENEE FLEMING - 6 days ago

    I have nothing original to say. INCREDIBILIS!