The Romans amassed one of the greatest empires of all time.

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Ethan Bulak

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The Romans amassed one of the greatest empires of all time.  They were feared for their military supremecy.  Two of the reasons that the Romans were seen this way are the meticulous strategy and discipline of the soldiers on the battlefield, and the second being the proficient form of government that the Romans adapted and used throughout their empire.

The Roman way of fighting can only be described as meticulous in its form. As stated by many great minds, in the ancient world, form always followed function.  The Romans followed a 6 step process that exploited all the benefits that their army had over the other armies, all of which needed to be followed with absolute discipline or the Roman army would never have gotten the reputation that it earned as one of the worlds greatest military powers.  The Romans were beaten in battle when, “fellows were unable to keep their ranks and stand firm; nor could they follow their appointed standards” (Caesar 28).  It is clear that the tactics that the Roman army was best suited for need to be carried out for victory to be ensured.

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 One of the greatest examples of the success of the Roman way of war was during their conflict with the Gauls/Celts.  Up until that time, the Gauls had never had a run in with such an organized and systematical army.  The Romans battle plan was a totally innovative and radical idea to the Gauls.  The Romans show off this systematic approach to battle against the Gauls in the battle of Coblenz when the Gallic commander ordered his troops to advance towards the Roman line, which they did in good order and support, but as soon as they got in range ...

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