what would be the equivalent rank of "legionary" in the modern army ?

In Rome they had Legionaries but how would you call them today? in the modern military 

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  • 1 month ago

    Privates no such rank as Legionary in Roman times perhaps you should get your spelling  correct

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  • 1 month ago

    Probably private.  A legionary was the basic soldier, as privates are in a modern army.

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  • Daniel
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    1 month ago

    Legionary was just a term for someone in a legion, not a rank.

    An equivalent term would be soldier or possibly infantryman, although legions also included some cavalry.  

    If you scroll down you can find some rough equivalents of legionary ranks to modern ranks.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_legion#Legiona...

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    • Daniel
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      1 month agoReport

      @ ?*?*?*?--what is 'no such thing' apparently is your grasp of English.  A legionary was a member of a Roman legion.  A legionnaire is a member of the American Legion or certain other modern organizations.  

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Legionary was not a rank, it was a status, that of being a member of the Legion.

    The same way a "military" is someone who is in the army.

    • Daniel
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      1 month agoReport

      Since when did a member of the Army become known as a 'military?'

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Soldiers......................

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  • 1 month ago

    Gunny sgts or platoon sgts

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  • 1 month ago

    Legionary was not a rank. Your question would be as accurate if you asked the equivalent rank to infantry. In fact, infantry is the English equivalent to Legionary.

    • ?*?*?*?
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Wrong legionaire is the correct term.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Who's military?

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  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    IF I remember correctly, the Romans broke their forces down to units of around 100, so that would be maybe 2 companies in today's Army, so MAYBE a Captain ????

    Source(s): Retired Army SFC.
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