as a Soldier:
In many ways, the
Legions built the Roman world: road-by-road and conquest-by-conquest.
At the same time, they were a principle tool in the civil wars
which led to Rome's downfall.
Life as a Roman soldier
was hard and adventurous. The discipline, cohesion and technologies
of the Roman legions are celebrated - after the fall of Rome,
it was a thousand years before the Western world would see an
army its equal.
The military interests
of The Roman Way are primarily for the education and entertainment
of the public. We have several members who have spent years
studying everything from the tiny details of a soldier's "kit"
to the long-term changes the military underwent over time. We
love sharing that knowledge with each other and the public.
For military experiences
as historically pure as possible, many of our members also belong
to our sister groups, Legio
VIII Augusta (San Antonio) or Legio
X Fretensis (Houston). These are local living history groups
that focus on many different aspects of the Roman military experience,
from immersion events to educational appearances.
While these groups
all focus on slightly different things, all celebrate the achievements
of ancient Rome, and share many of the same members. We also
team up at many events with local Celtic reenactors, the members
of the Texas