A Roman Centurion -- Professional officers of the Roman army after the Marian reforms of 107 BC. Most centurions commanded groups of centuries of around 100 but senior centurions commanded cohorts or took senior staff roles in their legion
Storming the walls of New Carthage. In this illustration the Roman infantry have reached the seaward side of the city's fortifications and have started an assault with scaling ladders. The Carthaginians were taken by surprise.