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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse21 Jan 2019 3:12 p.m. PST

"In a certain period of time (perhaps in the early period of the Roman Republic, which was headed by two consuls), the legion (the Roman army) was divided into two separate legions, each of which was subordinate to one of the consuls.

In the early years of the Roman Republic, hostilities were mostly armed raids, and therefore it is not known whether the full combat power of the legion was involved in the course of hostilities.

The wars that were led by the Roman Republic, became more frequent and took on the nature of planned military operations. In the IV century B.C. two more legions submitted to each consul, and their total number increased to four. If necessary, the conduct of a military campaign gained additional legions…."
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