The modern thesis of roman defensive imperialism, which followed this ancient bias, is now largely discredited only the fighting in the 5th century bc and the later wars against the gauls can clearly be so characterized.
The military of ancient rome, (modern-day iran), as far south as africa the roman army had derived from a militia of mainly farmers and gain of new farm lands for the growing population or later retiring soldiers was often one of the campaign's chief objectives. An analysis of roman coins has revealed information about the defeat of the carthaginian general hannibal and the rise of the roman empire the scientists who examined them suggest that the defeat of the carthaginian general led to a flood of wealth across the roman empire coming from mines on the iberian peninsula in spain.
The army of the roman republic was not the roman army as we usually picture it it was an army similar to others of the period, but their style of combat led rome from an obscure city-state in the 8 th century bc to the dominant force in italy and beyond by the end of the 2 nd century bc. The military's campaign history stretched over 1300 years and saw roman armies campaigning as far east as parthia (modern-day iran), as far south as africa (modern-day tunisia) and aegyptus (modern-day egypt) and as far north as britannia (modern-day england, south scotland, and wales.
If we head east, through dalmatia (modern croatia) and thracia (parts of modern day greece, bulgaria, and turkey), we can travel roman roads like the via militaris, which ran from what is now belgrade to what is now istanbul a section of the road is today visible in dimitrovgrad, serbia. Modern military institutions should be seen not as copying roman institutions but rather evolving from them most of the romans’ really good ideas were forgotten for centuries, but were “rediscovered” and reintroduced in the 18th through 20th centuries.
The most well-known roman road in the middle east, however, was built in the first century, and leads to petra, through the gates of the city (photo: dennis jarvis/flickr) there are also a number of roman bridges in the middle east band-e kaiser (caesar’s dam) was a roman bridge and dam built by contracted roman workers in the third century ce. Sumer (or šumer) was one of the early civilizations of the ancient near east, located in the southern part of mesopotamia (modern-day iraq) from the time of the earliest records in the mid 4th millennium bc until the rise of babylonia in the late 3rd millennium bc. Re: roman army vs modern marines « reply #14 on: november 29, 2011, 04:25:03 am » you are quite right midwestguy, the marines would soon realize the only way they could win would be by adopting rome ’s enemies as allies.
Welcome to rome across europe if this is your initial visit with us, thanks for stopping by according to caesar medina, an illustrious historian of rome over the centuries, the military of ancient rome was a key element in the rise of rome over 700 years (modern-day iran), as far. The roman army – mighty military machine of the ancient world ancient history instant articles this ancient roman artwork comes from a sarcophagus which dates from the middle of the 3rd century ad the roman soldiers are depicted wearing a few different types of armor, with one wearing chainmail visible on the right of the panel. Between 962 and 1806, it would control most of modern-day germany and portions of modern-day france, italy, and central europe in practice, the holy roman empire didn’t have very much to do. Modern day people (and army leaders) are not superstitious and do not have their decisions dependent on any fortuneteller (or any religious persons) ancient people (even greeks or romans) were quite superstitious, as we know from recorded history.
If you were to take a modern day army and replace their technology with roman or spartan technology then have them time travel back in time to the roman empire and fight either the romans or spartans, would this army be able to adjust in order to fight a good fight against the others and may be prone to ancient diseases the modern army's. There are many classical writers who are useful to consult when looking at the roman army, both greek and roman polybius is very useful at assessing the roman army, providing information on their weapons (623), discipline (638) and rewards for courage (6391-3 5-11), as well as describing them in battle.
Roman army system modern army system the army was organized into smaller groups called legions, each legion had about 6,000 men divided into groups of 60 to 120 soldiers only ordinary roman citizens could sign up for army each legionary served for 25 years, after 25 years, they could retire.