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Glossary of military terms - R

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Rebellis

Rebel. insurgent.

Receptio

'Reception'. incorporation into the empire of barbarians across the borders.

Remansor

Soldier left in camp.

Remex

Oarsman.

Remus

Oar.

Retentura

Rear part of a camp behind the praetorium .

Retentus

Soldier kept in service after serving required term.

Rhomphaia

Sword. falchion.

Ripa

River bank.

Riparius

Soldier belonging to late Roman frontier unit.

Rorarius

'Attacker'. legionary skirmisher attached to units of triarii .

Rostrum

Ship's beak or ram.

Rudis

Wooden practice sword.

Rufulus

Officer picked by a commander. Named after the consul rutilius rufus.

Rumpia

Slashing blade. falchion.

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