Optio is Back …

Optio the Roman soldier returned this week after almost two thousand years, to the delight of the assembled PLACE youngsters.

He was obviously more used to ancient Britons than these modern ones so was a bit guarded at first …


Optio a bit worried about modern Britons

But things soon settled down and Optio showed us how Roman soldiers drilled and let us try on some of the armour.


Roman drill – in Latin!



A young recruit

Many thanks to Optio for a really wonderful experience and to his helpers at www.historysquad.co.uk

Ave Optio.