The Roman Military Diet

@article{Davies1971TheRM,
  title={The Roman Military Diet},
  author={Roy Davies},
  journal={Britannia},
  year={1971},
  volume={2},
  pages={122 - 142}
}
  • R. Davies
  • Published 1 November 1971
  • History
  • Britannia
The axiom ‘an army marches on its stomach’ applies to all armies of all times. The task of providing a constant and sufficient supply of food was by no means the least important part of the work involved in the day to day running of the Roman army. In time of war the troops would forage from enemy countryside, requisition supplies from defeated tribes or towns, and receive them from allies. According to Josephus the legionaries carried with them as part of their equipment sickles to reap the… 

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