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How they fought in battle

  

The Roman Army was well-organised and trained. Each soldier took pride in their skills and to lose in battle was seen as disgraceful.

    Before the soldiers fought in battle, they were grouped into a century (100 men) with each group being led by a centurion. When in battle, Roman tactics involved advancing in a tortoise shape where shields acted as a shell protecting them from attack. Also, they fired heavy boulders or bundles of burning sticks from a machine called a ballista. It was like a big catapult. 

 

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