Last Updated on December 29, 2021 by Vladimir Vulic
Below you find the layout of camp of a Roman army on the march. Every night the legion would halt and erect a camp in this layout. As every Roman force used the same scheme, this meant that every soldier always knew where to find everything. Also this meant that when a soldier would enter the camp of another legion, for example when delivering a message, he would always know where to go.
Notice that the legion’s standards have their place reserved at the center of the camp; in fact they had their own tent.
Historian Franco Cavazzi dedicated hundreds of hours of his life to creating this website, roman-empire.net as a trove of educational material on this fascinating period of history. His work has been cited in a number of textbooks on the Roman Empire and mentioned on numerous publications such as the New York Times, PBS, The Guardian, and many more.