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Focus question:

What made the Roman Army so successful in battle?


-Identify key words 

('What'tells me I am finding a reason)


- Scan for 'Roman Army', 'successful' or 'battle' in the text. I also may need to look for words with similar meanings or link to the topic of the question.


- Read the information/section to see if you have found an answer to your question.


- If you have, record the answer in note form.

Now I can answer my question in note form.


Why were the Roman Army so successful in battle?


- highly trained and well-organised

- moved together with their shields overlapping to protect themselves

- skilled in fighting and laying siege to enemy camps

- to fight well they were split into cohorts