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Eight programmes on the background of the Roman world
2: The Roman Army and the Frontiers of Empire by PROFESSOR ERIC BIRLEY of the University of Durham
For two hundred years the Roman Army insisted on its other ranks being unmarried, so that it was not necessary for the government to pay for wives and children. But the Army was astonishingly modern in its methods of training and administration, and in its duties along the frontiers of the Empire there are many analogies with security duties today.
With readings by TOM KILGOUR
Produced by Adrian Johnson
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