Essay on Strength And Weaknesses Of The Roman Army

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Strength and Weaknesses of the Roman Army The empire of Rome was an icon of power in its day. Rome had such an influence over the world that historians marvel over what this astounding power had accomplished. Most notably, Rome was well known for their armies. At the time, Rome had one of the most advanced and commanding armies in the known world. Rome’s armies had remarkable qualities like flexibility. The armies were very flexible in reforming how the units are made. Also, the common soldier was well equipped for battle with weapons and armor. Rome did not have the stereotype of just giving a man a sword and sending them off into battle. Another strength would be how well disciplined the soldiers were. Soldiers were well conditioned and ready to fight and die at the command of the empire. However, for having such an impressive army, Rome still had weaknesses that could be exploited. In terms of diversity in army units is where Rome lacked. Cavalry units were very limited and not as highly rated. Cavalry was not implemented well enough in the army. Which was eventually solved by reform of the army. Furthermore, leadership of certain armies could be weak. Not all generals are good enough for commanding armies. This is due to generals being political figures. While all generals do have military experience that does not make all of them well experienced enough for commanding of an army. Even though Rome had some famous generals, it should still be noted the possibility. The…

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