EFFECTS OF RANK
General patterns: in the first century, not only were the total number of soldiers’ marriages fewer, but most soldiers waited till they were veterans to marry; this is true not only of the common soldiers, but of the special ranks. Presumably active service was more demanding and the marriage prohibition was enforced more strictly than later. In the second and third centuries, a greater proportion of common soldiers and of special ranks marry, as compared with veterans.
Africa Leg. III Aug. 1st–3rd cent.