R.W. Davies describes the life of the other ranks in the Roman armed services, as recorded in surviving letters.
R.W. Davies describes how the Romans were often suspicious of doctors; and contemporary satirists, including Martial, cracked many jokes at their expense. Medicine, however, was now beginning to be practised on strictly scientific lines.
R.W. Davies describes how the legions and their auxiliaries were employed by Roman Governors to maintain law and order in their provinces.