21 terms

The Eagle of the Ninth

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blind
not able to see
attack
to start fighting or hurting someone
bog
wet, soft ground that can be dangerous
feast
a large & special meal to show that something important is happening
gladiator
a man in Roman times who was trained to fight animals or men for other people to watch
god
something or someone that people believe has power over them & nature
holy (place)
a special place which is kept separate for a god
honour
the importance & good name which have been earned by a group of people eg an army
hunt
to chase wild animals for food, or people in war
Legate
a very important officer in the Roman army
Legion
a part of the Roman army (between 3,000 - 6,000 men)
master
the owner of a slave or slaves
patrol
a small group of soldiers sent to find or guard something
scar
a mark on the skin left after a wound has got better
seal
an animal that lives near & in the sea & eats fish
signal
something which sends a message to a person who sees or hears it
slave
someone who is owned by another person & who receives no money for their work
trail
the signs or marks left by people or animals when they go along
tribe
a group of people with the same language & way of living
war
fighting between armies of different countries
whistle
to make a sound by blowing through nearly closed lips