"The commander of a centuria or company of infantry, varying in number with the legion. The century was a military division, corresponding to the civil one curia; the centurio of the one answered to the curio of the other. From analogy we are led to conclude that the century originally consisted of thirty men. In later times the legion was composed of thirty maniples, or sixty centuries. As its strength varied from about three to six thousand, the numbers of a century would vary in proportion from about fifty to a hundred." — Smith, 1873

Centurio

"The commander of a centuria or company of infantry, varying in number with the legion. The century…

"Head of Centurio Senex." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Centurio Senex

"Head of Centurio Senex." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

A Centurio was a low-to-middle ranking officer in charge of a "century", ideally 100 men but ranging higher and lower than that number.

Roman Centurio

A Centurio was a low-to-middle ranking officer in charge of a "century", ideally 100 men but ranging…