The Centurion: Backbone of the Roman Army DOCUMENTARY

Video from Imperium Romanum

"Channel intro 00:10 Intro 00:44 Army overview 01:27 Command structure 03:30 Promotion to centurion 05:16 Importance of the position 06:50 Leader of a century 08:10 Discipline 10:20 Rewards 11:37 In combat 13:32 Other roles 14:34 Construction supervisor 15:12 Special operations 15:55 Police officer 16:41 Tax collector 17:24 Diplomat 18:19 Outro The Roman army was absolutely essential for the Roman empire, not just in a military sense but much more than that; it was often the only representation of Roman authority abroad, of which the centurion was the most common representation. Therefore the job of centurion entailed much more than simply leading a unit of soldiers. Centurions were employed in many other ways. How? Find out in this video! Make sure to check out Museum Park Orientalis in Heilig Landstichting The Netherlands! Music: Rome Total War 1 Jeff van Dyck Rome Total War 2 Richard Beddow Adrian von Ziegler Graphic design: German Reber." from video introduction.

Matthew 8 :5-13

The Faith of the Centurion

5When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6“Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”

7Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?”

8The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

10When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. 11I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

13Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.

Our Lord chose the time of and the empire of Rome into which to be incarnated. Therefore as with all things in God's Holy Word to be edified about Rome in the time o Christ is important. This excellent video explains well the Roman Army and the role of the Centurion. - Andy


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