Core of the Legion: The Roman Imperial Centuria
2010 Ancient Warfare Special Edition
Ancient Warfare Special 2: 'Core of the Legion' examines the history, structure, and tactics of the centuria, a fundamental building block of the ancient Roman army. This special contains the following articles:
- Paul McDonnell-Staff, 'Core of the legion - Historical introduction'
- Jona Lendering, 'Hadrian and his soldiers - The Lambaesis Inscription'
- Duncan B. Campbell, 'Backbone of the legions - Some centurions and their careers'
- Graham Sumner, 'The centurio from Colchester - Reconstructing Marcus Favonius Facilis'
- Philip Matyszak, 'Learning on the job and in camp - Training the centuria'
- Ross Cowan, 'The centuria in battle - Tactical organisation and combat'
- Michael J. Taylor, 'Records on bark, sherds and papyrus - Small unit administration in the Roman army'
- Christian Koepfer, 'Keeping the legionaries clothed and fed - Logistics of the centuria'
- Graham Sumner, 'Dressed for the occasion - three legionaries brought to life'
- Michael C. Bishop, 'Keeping the weapons - Acquisition, ownership and storage'
- Michael Thomas, 'With bodies completely protected - Roman armour of the 1st-2nd centuries AD'
- Suggestions for museums