Penunaria Multa

  • Ancient Rome
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Probably one of the least of punishments leveled against a Roman Soldier, Penunaria Multa is still practiced even today by Modern World Armies. In essence, it was the fining of a Soldier's pay for various infractions. Such infractions against "Camp Rules" might be being late to Drill or Formation to failing to follow orders in a timely fashion. Pecunaria was only practiced in the primary Roman Legions, and did not extend to Roman Auxillia. Most Roman Armies used this practice, with the exception of The Praetorian Guard (both foot and Mounted Forces). Normally, after a period of time, the transgressing Soldier's pay would go back to normal.