How to Be a Roman Soldier (Paperback)

By Fiona MacDonald

National Geographic Society, 9781426301698, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2008



Are you ready to do battle for the glory of Caesar? Have you bought your own armor yet--an apron and strong marching sandals? Will you become a centurion or a legionary? Are you ready for a posting to Western Eurasia or Britannia or North Africa? Are you ready to train from 6 a.m. to midnight? Are you fit to march long distances? Can you swim, run, jump, fence and throw javelin? Then prepare to swear your oath of loyalty to the Commander and Emperor.

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About the Author

Fiona MacDonald studied history at Cambridge University and the University of East Anglia. She has taught in schools and universities, and is the author of numerous books for children on historical topics, such as the Middle Ages and ancient Rome. Some of these titles include How to Be an Aztec Warrior and How to Be a Medieval Knight.

Praise For How to Be a Roman Soldier

"High-interest topics brought to life through readable texts." School Library Journal