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A Centurion.

'Fraid not. There was no title for a man in command of 100. A centurion commanded 80.

Centuries, or Centuriae, developed from the Roman Tribal system, these could be made up from 80 to 100 men. Later, under the Marian reforms this became the 100 men we know today.

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Centurion, but this is a modern day error. The Roman army had no unit of 100 men. The smallest unit that a centurion would be responsible for is 80 men. A century in the Roman army consisted of 80 men led by a centurion. The confusion rises from the root of the word "centurion". The title is not derived from the word "centum" which means 100, but is derived from the word "centuria" which was the voting assembly, as at the founding of the city, officers were appointed from these assemblies.

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The Latin word for one hundred was centus from which we get such words as cent, century and percent. Thus an officer in command of 100 men was called a centurion. However this is a modern misconception. In reality, there was no unit of 100 soldiers. A century consisted of 80 men and was commanded by a centurion and his optio. The word "centurion" did not originate with the word centum, it originated with the word centuria, which was the early voting assemblies. Once the term was established, the army, being the army, kept it, (completely disregarding the confusion it would cause two thousand years later).

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In actuality a Centurion commanded 100 Roman soldiers, however, a Centurion was not an officer in the Roman military.

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