IntroductionLike many great nations, the birth of Rome was the result of a power struggle. In 509 B.C, Romans rebelled against the Etruscans, founding the Roman Republic. As you learned in this chapter, the Roman Republic grew in size as it conquered neighboring territories. Roman soldiers played an important role in the country's success and expansion. They were disciplined soldiers, tough fighters, and practical problem solvers. In this activity, you'll learn more about the Roman soldiers, called legionaries. Visit the BBC site The Romans to learn about the life of the Roman soldier, his weapons, and more.
Destination Title: The Romans
Note: Clicking on the link above will launch a new browser window. Need help using your browser for this activity? Click here for tips.
DirectionsStart at the BBC Web site The Romans and select "The Roman Army" from the scroll.
explore our Web site. To report a technical problem with this Web site, please contact the