THE ROMAN LEGION: WORLD’S GREATEST KILLING MACHINE (ANCIENT ROME HISTORY DOCUMENTARY)

THE ROMAN LEGION: WORLD’S GREATEST KILLING MACHINE (ANCIENT ROME HISTORY DOCUMENTARY)

It was the most impressive fighting machine ever assembled. Its prowess on the battlefields of the ancient world was unmatched, and its power could challenge even that of the emperor. From its humble beginnings as a band of part-time soldiers to its ultimate evolution as the most feared, disciplined and accomplished fighting force the world had ever seen, this is the definitive story of the Roman Legion.

Military experts revisit its epic campaigns, such as the hundred-year struggle to win Carthage, and reveal the incredible tactics and weaponry it developed and employed.

Leading historians tell of the legions’ awesome influence in Roman politics, laying the empire at the feet of Caesar, yet snatching it away from the demented Caligula.

Finally, trace the inevitable decline of the force that had bent most of the known world to its will. Itís the ultimate examination of the legendary ROMAN LEGIONS.

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  1. YOU WILL THE SCOURGE OF 100 NATIONS. THE MIGHT Of A LEEEGIOOONN!!!!!!!!!! (Benedictus stands now filled with the void and ROOOARS)

  2. The romans were never defeated by the germans, but betrayed by one of their own,Armenius. That was treason not a military victory.

  3. LETS MAKE SOME HISTORY!
    dress them mean and keep them clean!
    THEY WILL BE THE MOST LOYAL SOLDIERS YOU EVER HAD!
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  4. In joining the imperial legion you'll be taking an oath binding you into the service of the emperor and thus yto every citizen of the empire. Are you prepared to make that commitment?

  5. THE ROMAN LEGION: WORLD'S GREATEST KILLING MACHINE ~ WRONG ~ Islam as a killing machine makes Rome look amateur. Estimates of those killed by Islam vary, 250 billion seems average; plus of course, the suffering, slaves etc… and as you know, Islam has not stopped killing and won't unless we stop it.

  6. Romans weren't used to archery? Bull crap. I think the better term would be, "They didn't get as much exposure and practice of using the bow like the Syrians."

  7. The Roman Legion was not a conquering force,it was a force of the conquered.The Greeks,or latins within Rome made usury upon all and especially the poorer classes.Mercenaries,and slaves born into futility commanded by the educated wealthy Latins were what the Roman Legion was built upon.Rome was a scourge upon the entire earth,the worst of mankind.

  8. The greatest killing machine was probably Mao's Re-Education through Labor Program, or perhaps, the USSR. (that is if we are talking about institutionalized, organized, killing). Might want to specify the title to 'Military Machine' or the like.

  9. Nothing but the propaganda machine still trying to convince us. The Chinese and the Indians will take over and this bullshit history will be rewritten. I am sure they were well traind and good at warfare at the time,.it shows in their conquests. But at the core they were as barbaric as any other invaders. There was only one greatest killing machine "The Mongols".

  10. Archimides was designing war machines for the city of Syracuse…at least that was what I was taught…now this video claims he was doing so for the Carthaginians!

  11. Anyone know why flammable liquids weren´t used more when f.ex. defending? I would imagine lighting up the ground where your enemy stood would have been a good strategy. Perhaps those resources were scarce?

  12. Roman Kingdom long before the republic the republic long before the empire…..we are modled after the republic we are not and never were a 'true democracy' and don't think we ever will be

  13. I'm doing a school project o roman legions and i cant really understand anything that is being said can anyone help me with some facts about the roman legion war

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