Ancient Roman Army Ranks Facts

The ancient Roman army dominated the battlefield for centuries. This amazing army was able to accomplish great military success due to many reasons not the least of which was structure and efficiency. Part of this structure was the army ranks. On this page of Ancient Roman Army Facts you will find information and interesting facts. You will find the answers to such questions as what were the Roman army ranks and who could be promoted to those ranks.

Over the many years of its existence the Roman army rank structure changed. The information below describes the rank structure that basically existed during the late Republic years through the early years of the Roman Empire.

In order to better understand the information below keep in mind that the Roman army was organized into Legions which were the largest organizational unit of the army.

Senior Ancient Roman Army Ranks

Low Level (Principales) Ancient Roman Army Ranks