A day in the life of a Roman soldier - Robert Garland

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The year is 15 CE, and the Roman Empire is prospering. Most of the credit will go to the emperor, but this success wouldn’t have been possible without loyal soldiers like Servius Felix. Robert Garland illuminates what life was like for a solider in the Roman army.
Lesson by Robert Garland, animation by Brett Underhill.
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    TED-EdTED-EdVor 10 Monate
    • +jamie Allen1977 No.

      BartJ583BartJ583Vor 15 Tage
    • what's common about c.e.? Is it Christ?

      jamie Allen1977jamie Allen1977Vor 15 Tage
    • +TED-Ed The title is misleading. I thought this video was going to be about a day in his life, and not about being a soldier in general.

      BartJ583BartJ583Vor 23 Tage
  • Or false charged by emperor, live another day as a gladiator

    UberSoldat 05UberSoldat 05Vor 7 Stunden
  • It should say Thrace not Macedonia

    Dimitar SpasovDimitar SpasovVor 8 Stunden
  • So how did the story end?

    Abraham WashingtonAbraham WashingtonVor 15 Stunden
  • 2:05 like nowadays, in europe you go to other countries to work for better pay because at home you cant live well...

    Horsedick.MPEGHorsedick.MPEGVor 23 Stunden
  • Roman samurai Jack

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  • thats not that bad

  • The life of a mine contractor.

    Alaskan, and still gonna send it.Alaskan, and still gonna send it.Vor Tag
  • This is all speculation!!

    Don MonDon MonVor 2 Tage
  • "Join the army they said" "See the WORLD they said..."

    Tiwaking TiwakingTiwaking TiwakingVor 2 Tage
  • 25 year enlistment ? And i thought 6 years in the marine corps was a long time.

    Nate SNate SVor 2 Tage
  • just doing soldiery things, like holding a sword

    gorilla mutchigorilla mutchiVor 2 Tage
  • Dex sin dex sin dex sin dex sin. What?

    Rockets #1Rockets #1Vor 3 Tage
  • So he was named Felix because he survived the Teutoborg massacre.

    Anastasios GkotzamanisAnastasios GkotzamanisVor 5 Tage
  • Nice

    Roie SantiagoRoie SantiagoVor 5 Tage
  • 25 years of service? I can’t upload a resume from my iPhone as a jpeg which would make life so much easier.

    Emanuel BABA YAGA OrtizEmanuel BABA YAGA OrtizVor 5 Tage
  • Y

    Lotus SapphireLotus SapphireVor 5 Tage
  • I hope Servius got to marry his girlfriend.

    Angel of IowaAngel of IowaVor 5 Tage
  • Watered down family friendly version.

    Bono catBono catVor 6 Tage
  • The style of animation remind me of Samurai Jack.

    Kano's ChannelKano's ChannelVor 6 Tage
  • What a tough life these loyal soldiers led. More power to them.

    Zack LambZack LambVor 6 Tage
  • This artstyle looks like samurai jack.

    Sarmatan LehitusSarmatan LehitusVor 7 Tage
  • The left foot unlucky oder sinister: sinister means left in latin

    Resa's Random StuffResa's Random StuffVor 7 Tage
  • Great animation style

    Seeker-PurrSeeker-PurrVor 7 Tage
  • That scutum is way to small

    Kevin ChoKevin ChoVor 7 Tage
  • Looks like samurai jack

    E RE RVor 7 Tage
  • Bones left in a wet German wood after six years, I don't think so.

    Peg JamesPeg JamesVor 8 Tage
  • Rome was a brutal "civilization". It was extremely inhumane. And don't get me wrong. Some of my own ancestors were Roman.

    Sunny IslandSunny IslandVor 8 Tage
  • Romani ita Domum.

    Horst GrabenHorst GrabenVor 8 Tage
  • says a lot when a past life like this is preferable to the 21st century system

    pearl harbourpearl harbourVor 9 Tage
    • Yes if you had money,just like today.

      Peg JamesPeg JamesVor 7 Tage
  • How dare you kill juice!

    Mr SqueakerMr SqueakerVor 9 Tage
  • Eagle-Bearer....Alexios?😏

    M HM HVor 10 Tage
  • Did servius Felix survive?

    Leo AstnerLeo AstnerVor 10 Tage
  • I so wanna know whether or not he had a happy ending

    Moe SpencerMoe SpencerVor 10 Tage
  • WTF is CE?

    Chance WilsonChance WilsonVor 11 Tage
    • Current Era

      M SM SVor 8 Tage
  • Anyone else here read Simon Scarrow books?

    Demon 117Demon 117Vor 11 Tage
  • Non molto differente dalla vita degli studenti e dei lavoratori italiani d'ora.

    LuxLuxVor 12 Tage
  • Kratos madly Killed the Last spartan

    XXX JuicWrldXXX JuicWrldVor 12 Tage
  • Why is he holding his gladius in the wrong hand lol

    Logan FoxLogan FoxVor 12 Tage
  • i like this glad to wathc this

    Admiral AdonisAdmiral AdonisVor 12 Tage
  • Tutobörg forest? It's called Teutoburg.

    Ralf ReinerRalf ReinerVor 12 Tage
  • My teacher made me watch this

    Memes MediaMemes MediaVor 12 Tage
  • Yes, quote Pindar, a man who never saw battle.

    Julius CaeserJulius CaeserVor 12 Tage
  • Arminius was a traitor and scroundrel, you are foregiven nephew.

    Julius CaeserJulius CaeserVor 12 Tage
  • Thank you for your loyality Servius.

    Julius CaeserJulius CaeserVor 12 Tage
  • Brutal but effective.

    Julius CaeserJulius CaeserVor 12 Tage
  • "A just war in the long run is better for a mans soul than the most prosperous peace." Teddy Roosevelt

    Daniel CroweDaniel CroweVor 13 Tage
  • Great Knowledge and thanks for sharing 👍👍👍

    TROJAN 1969TROJAN 1969Vor 13 Tage
  • Faithless dogs

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  • When will roblox die

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  • 25 лет служить в армии, что за...!

    Regular KiddRegular KiddVor 14 Tage
  • Great cartoon style quote video

    Miki MecovMiki MecovVor 14 Tage
  • my history project is done thank you!

    boss grosboss grosVor 15 Tage
  • Meanwhile his wife is getting plowed by romanian chad

    Yusuf YitmezYusuf YitmezVor 15 Tage
  • Homeboy looks like Samurai Jack.

    Charles McDonaldCharles McDonaldVor 15 Tage
  • 3:53 *O H N O*

    Apex X INF3RNO -Apex X INF3RNO -Vor 15 Tage
  • I wish a roman legion would kill all of the Ted Talkers with arrows

    darkfanimewatcherdarkfanimewatcherVor 15 Tage
  • Several times he wants to weep aloud , but he pushes on with the task.

    thanksthanksVor 15 Tage
  • Oh yeah yeah

    Maximilus ManMaximilus ManVor 16 Tage
  • CE.....lol

    Dana ColemanDana ColemanVor 17 Tage
  • oh yeah yeah

    drinxt ___drinxt ___Vor 17 Tage
  • There DE-visions, I watched it.

    MrThunderButtzMrThunderButtzVor 17 Tage
  • There DE-visions I watched it. Are you happy?

    ArtistOfConsArtistOfConsVor 17 Tage
  • American Express.

    The_Other _Seto_KaibaThe_Other _Seto_KaibaVor 18 Tage
  • Just like my Army life but Roman soldiers had it 100x worse. Can you imagine being put on a "Hunt" detail so your generals can feast.

    33percent33percentVor 18 Tage
  • maybe I was one of those Romans now just reading/watching about my past life

    MidoriMidoriVor 18 Tage

    Xheson /Kal/Xheson /Kal/Vor 18 Tage
  • he said that he was one of the only survivors of teutoburg forest ambush, but wouldnt that be a war crime because he ran away or is there something im not aware of?

    timi posltimi poslVor 18 Tage
    • Well someone have to tell the emperor what happend

      Groza DallocortGroza DallocortVor 15 Tage
  • 0:47 tbh, it looks more like a man

    Monk BoiMonk BoiVor 18 Tage
  • A day in the life of a white girl on a first world country next pls

    NainorotodoxNainorotodoxVor 18 Tage
  • roman jack

    sarper savaşcısarper savaşcıVor 19 Tage
  • married at 43? Would any women marry him at hometown?

    yuyue sunyuyue sunVor 19 Tage
    • Well he would have been rich

      Groza DallocortGroza DallocortVor 15 Tage
  • Sigh. Just once I would like someone to talk about military service and its horrors as if it WEREN'T a good thing to do. You kill for money, at the behest of people who then toss you to the dogs, yet still you call it "honorable" service. Truly, our species is beyond educating.

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      Devastator 4403Devastator 4403Vor 19 Tage
  • Incredibilis?

    DoggoDoggoVor 19 Tage
  • Im romenian :p heres a word in romenian: ce faci? Can you guess what that means? In english its 3 words. H__ __e ___?:P

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    Joel GyllenstedtJoel GyllenstedtVor 20 Tage
  • Love the intro

    Elias YaBoooiElias YaBoooiVor 20 Tage
  • Cool I love the roman Empire!

    Indiegame MasterIndiegame MasterVor 20 Tage
  • Translations for everyone. 36 km is over 22 miles. I understand Rome expected 20 miles for travelers. 20 kg is 44lbs roughly. 15 CE is just 15 A.D. There you guys go.

    narnianheronarnianheroVor 20 Tage
  • A day in the life of an American solider

    Halos and HornsHalos and HornsVor 20 Tage
  • what did the Romans ever do for us?

    goodyear 1957goodyear 1957Vor 20 Tage
  • Pure killers

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  • Lol for the portuguese people 1:14

    Rodrigo OliveiraRodrigo OliveiraVor 21 Tag
  • I have never seen this samurai jack episode before

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  • Ave, true to Caesar!

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  • Agustus was in the Bible when Jesus Christ was born

    alice the lovely sardonyxalice the lovely sardonyxVor 21 Tag
  • Nowadays people wanna suicide when letteraly anything happen

    ChilongquaChilongquaVor 21 Tag
  • This poor fella doesn’t get out until he’s 43.

    Joe LackeyJoe LackeyVor 21 Tag
  • The main Legion did not carry tools to help bulding a camp. They had a specific unit that did march long before the Legion and looked for a good place to build a camp. When the Legion get's there the camp is already set up. What the average soldier did instead is carrying a stake that is used for the palisade that was build to protect the camp

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  • War never changes

    Spicy PotatoSpicy PotatoVor 22 Tage
  • Very good video

    3,14 OFFICIAL3,14 OFFICIALVor 22 Tage
  • Dang, I thought this said Russian

    MirAnimatesMirAnimatesVor 22 Tage
  • day in the life of SwaggerSouls

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  • 4:59

    The_End_Is_NearThe_End_Is_NearVor 22 Tage
  • Loyal soldiers question nothing, while evryone else gets rich.

    bumpus roombumpus roomVor 22 Tage
  • 36km = 22.3 miles

    Conner BroekerConner BroekerVor 22 Tage
  • Looks like Samurai Jack. Roman Jack.

    Nomadic ReaperXNomadic ReaperXVor 22 Tage
  • What if we dropped Abraham Lincoln in 2019

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A day in the life of a Roman soldier - Robert Garland