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Hello my name is Maggacus and I'm a Roman soldier. I am going off to war and staying in the barracks with many other soldiers that I do not know, so it will probably be very uncomfortable, I am not good at meeting new people. I feel that I am lucky to be a Roman soldier because the Romans are more advanced then the Celts. We are a more organized army and we have more soldiers. My family felt I was too young to go off to war but I had to go because I turned 20; and now I have to stay in the army for 25 years, because those are the rules. I also have a sister that wants to fight in the army to but she can't becasue she is a girl and girls can't fight in the army.
The Romans are more advanced then the Celts because we have body armour like breast plates so we don't get stabbed in the heart, our shields are very curved, which helps protect us better as they curve around our entire bodies. We also have tall leather shoes with many nails in the bottom of them so they won't wear out as easily, it also helps them stay on our feet better. The Celts just have one big shield made of wood covered with leather, the wood is not an effective way of protecting them, as it can splinter if it is hit by swords too many times. The Celts also don't have body armour like we do. They do have the same type of shoes as us but theirs are shorter so they can fall off while they are running or marching, they need to fix their shoes more often then we do.
I don't just think that we have a stronger army because of our organization and the fact that we have many soldiers, I also feel that the Romans are more advanced than the Celts in the way that we house our soldiers. The Romans have better buildings for example... we have bath houses so that we can clean ourselves after we have been gone on the battlefield for many days. There are gates and surrounding walls which block people from coming into the barracks. Roman buildings have better roofs, not ones made of mud and hay like the Celts. We also have a place for our Commanders to live as they have alot of responsibility.
As you can see the Romans are far more advanced then the Celts. The things we have like the armour will really help us win the war. The Romans also are a well organized army and are well fed. When we are well fed it helps to keep our energy going for the war and so we are not tired. Another way that we are prepared for war is the kit bag we have to carry wich has food and armour. Although the bag is about 60 pounds we practice carrying it and so it won't be as difficult for us to carry when we do go to battle. I think that all of these things combined help to make the Roman soldiers more powerful and we will be able to win our battles, as we have already done in some places, then the Celts.
Article posted February 19, 2010 at 11:28 AM •
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