What Is a Roman Officer in Command of 100 Soldiers?

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A Roman officer in command of 100 soldiers was called a centurion. Most centurions however had a command of 80 soldiers contrary to the commonly assumed 100 soldiers. Senior centurions commanded cohorts which were the basic tactical units of Roman legions.
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There was no Roman officer in charge of 100 men. There is a misconception that a centurion was in charge of 100 because of his title, but that is untrue. The title "centurion
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The prefect or commander of the guard controlled access to the emperor.
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Cent does mean 100, but typically a Centurian commanded 80 soldiers. The Roman army structure was built up from units of 8, not 10: Contubernium: (tent group) 8 soldiers. Centurium:
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Well find out what unit he is in. Once you have that, ask to speak to the commanding officer.
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