Roman officer BC 3rd century. Notice how this Legionary differs very little from later Roman Soldiers, from the Gladius Hispaniensus(Spanish Sword, which would have just been put into widespread service) on his right side, Pugio dagger (also adopted from the Iberians)on his left, and his Lorica Hamata (chainmail) body armor. The only difference is his helmet of the Apulo Corinthian type which fell out of use shortly after this time period. The Montefortino type helmet becoming prevalent.
Primus pilus (c Captain) defending the eagle, Teutoburg Forest, 9 AD. The last Stand of the XVII XVIII XIX Legions. Their numbers were struck from the Battle Roll and NEVER used again for over 600 years of the Roman/Holy Roman Empire
Reconstruction of a Roman peristylum (peristyle) and peristylium (courtyard) at Pompeii. A peristyle is a columned porch or open colonnade in a building surrounding a court that may contain an internal garden.
Iberian warrior surrounded by an impressive array of weapons. The Iberian and Celtiberian warrior were extremely well armed as this illustration suggests. The famous Iberian sword was so good it was adopted by the Roman army after the first Punic war.