THE AUXILIARY INFANTRY.
§ 17. The auxiliaries (auxiliares) were raised from subject or allied states by enlistment, by conscription, and by treaty. Of course in no case were they Roman citizens.
Among the auxiliaries obtained by voluntary enlistment were the light-armed troops (milites levis armaturae, Fig. 8),
Fig. 8. a. Slinger. — b. Light-armed soldier. — c. Legionary on the march. — d. Legionary ready for battle. — e. Light-armed soldier.
B. G. II, 71, I01.
Of the organization of the auxiliaries conscripted or supplied by the allies, little is known definitely. We may infer that it would depend much upon the nation ; but in case of long service the Roman general doubtless gave some atten