The Roman Army was considered the most advanced of its time. The Roman Army created the Roman Empire a huge part of Western Europe and Rome itself greatly benefited from the riches that the army brought back from its conquered territories.
The Roman Army developed fighting techniques that were linked to a very hardcore training regime. All new recruits to the army became very fit and disciplined. Training was harsh and they were punished for failure.
In a battle, new recruits were always placed at the front of the more experienced soldiers in the army. There were three reasons for this. The first was to give them confidence as behind them were more experienced soldiers who had fought in battles before. Secondly, it stopped the new soldiers running away if their courage deserted them. Finally, those who were more likely to be killed in the initial phase of a battle were at the front.
A Roman soldier wore armour made from strips of iron and leather. On his head was a metal helmet . He carried a rectangular shield curved so it protected his body. The shield was made of wood and leather.
The ancient Romans adopted every good idea that they saw. If other people were doing something better than the Romans, the Romans changed their way to the better way. They copied anything if they thought it was good. A perfect example of this would be the myths of the Greek gods.