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Roman legionary’s oath

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Roman soldiers from the late Republic period attack the barbarian fortifications
Roman soldiers from the late Republic period attack the barbarian fortifications

Roman legionary’s oath (sacramentum) of a newly recruited legionary after training and assignment of his unit. This oath was repeated every year on the 1st of January. Below the oath:

I swear that I shall faithfully execute all that the emperor commands, that I shall never desert the service, and that I shall not seek to avoid death for the Roman republic!

Vegetius, De re militari

Author: Juluen Chappel

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