The Roman empire was one of the greatest and most influential civilisations in history and ruled the world for around 500 years. It was founded when Augustus Caesar proclaimed himself as the first emperor of Rome and lasted until 476AD. The Roman soldier was an integral part of the mighty Roman Empire. To most of us, the Roman soldier symbolises bravery, strength and power. The thousands of foot soldiers in the army were called legionnaires and were fighting machines well-equipped with a sword, dagger, spear and shield. Watch this episode below and learn more about these phenomenal warriors of ancient times and perhaps more importantly find out about the seven centurions mentioned in the Bible whose lives interacted with Jesus and the apostles.