In the Roman army
, the Tribunus Laticlavius
was one of the six military tribunes in a legion
, and the highest rank of all of them. There is only one in each legion and was always a Roman
noble. He would be a a man in his early twenties. He might belong to one of the richest families in Rome
or be a close friend to the commander of the legion. After two or three years in the army he would go back to Rome and be given a government
job. If he did well and the emperor
was pleased with him he might be given command of a legion later on.
This man was one rank
below the Legatus Legionis.