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What are Centurions?

What was the role of a Centurion in the Roman army?

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"What are centurions?"


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Here is a definition of Centurion from Wikipedia:

A centurion was a professional officer of the Roman army.... Most centurions commanded 83 men despite the commonly assumed 100, but senior centurions commanded cohorts, or took senior staff roles in their legion.

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