A Roman legion (frae Laitin legio "militar levy, conscription", frae legere "to choose") normally indicates the basic auncient Roman airmy unit recruited specifically frae Roman citizens. The organization o legions varied greatly ower time but thay were typically componed o up tae 5,400 sauldiers, oreeginally dividit intae 10 maniples an later intae cohorts each wi 480 sauldiers. Maniples or cohorts wur dividit intae 6 centuries o 80 men each.