• Ancient Rome
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The ''Rank'' or identifier of ''Triones'' was seen in The Republic and Imperial Roman Legions, from the 3rd BC to The 4th AD. In short, The Triones was a simple basic Recruit to The Legion (but not Legionnaire).


Great care was placed into the selection of a Triones in the beginning (BC). One had to be Male, in ''good health''. Eye and teeth were examined – as well as other ''defects which might pose so an issue that it would effect a Group'' (eg :Lameness, etc). Triones were examined by a Physician of The Legion. Even overall weight was considered.


It could take up to 6 months for a Triones to be properly trained. Constant drill (marching), running, climbing, packing and unpack proper equipment and of course digging and establishing a Camp – were just a small part of early Legion training.


Of course, the primary training needed was not only how to ''move'' as a Unit (Formations), but the intense training in the use of Roman Weaponry. The Gladius Sword (in training form) was wooden and weighted to be twice as heavy as a real one. This tactic created strike strength and accuracy.


Upon initial graduation from Triones, a Soldier was identified as a Miles (or Private, comparable with the ''modern'' Infantryman). Any form of specialized training was begun from this point. After a varied training period, a ''Legionnaire'' was born.