Section V. Structure and organisation of the army

The two walls with the title “Commander of the army, tribunes, centurions, selected cavalry, soldiers” contain documents relevant to the knowledge of the Roman army, which played an important role not only for the extension and defence of the Empire, but also from a political, social and economic point of view. They are mostly tombstones and stele of people who died during military service, commissioned by their relatives and fellow soldiers, but also documents of a public nature, such as cladding slabs for bases erected for emperors, indicating the names of discharged soldiers. These monuments, sometimes accompanied by interesting figurative elements, inform us of the names of the troops, military ranks and the origins of conscripts.