Talk:Centuria

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It states that centurias were grouped by pairs forming maniples. However, maniples no longer existed since the Marian reforms; and centurias came into existence since Marian reforms. Is there something wrong or I just don't know something? --Windom 09:39, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

My understanding is that while the maniple was the basic unit of the middle Republican legions, it consisted of paired centuries; 'prior' and 'posterior'. The titles for centurions were based on the maniples (ie, 'hastatus prior') and were retained even after the system was based on centuries and cohorts. I do have a question on the first century of early Imperial units, however; the article states that it contained six double-strength centuries, but I have always seen it shown with five, for a total strength of 800 (there is no 'pilus posterior' in the first.)75.3.148.148 (talk) 18:36, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Held a Flag?[edit]

The current article states that the Centurion "held a flag". The standard bearer of the Roman Armies was the rank of aquilifer; I'm removing the part of the sentence indicating the Centurian was the standard bearer. Dean (talk) 14:51, 5 March 2009 (UTC)