For most soldiers, the army was a job for life. When he retired, a soldier could become a Roman citizen. A soldier lived in a fort with 500 or even 1,000 others. As well as fighting the enemy, each had a specific job to do - cook, doctor, blacksmith or other craftsmen.

First broadcast:
14 November 2008

Students could write diary entries or create a picture diary depicting the life of a Roman soldier. Students could explore important events and battles which could have taken place in the life of a Roman solider, and try to incorporate this from a subjective, first-hand perspective into their diaries.