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The Complete Roman Army
The Complete Roman Army
by Adrian Goldsworthy

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Edition: Hardcover

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Product Description:

“An outstanding general study of the Roman military system. . . . The best one-volume treatment of the subject now in existence.”―Historian The Roman army was one of the most successful fighting forces in history. Its organization and tactics were highly advanced and were unequaled until the modern era. Spectacular monuments to its perseverance and engineering skill are still visible today, most notably Hadrian’s Wall and the siegeworks around the fortress of Masada. This book is the first to examine in detail not just the early imperial army but also the citizens’ militia of the Republic and the army of the later Empire. The unprecedented scope and longevity of Roman military success is placed in the context of ordinary soldiers’ daily lives, whether spent in the quiet routine of a peaceful garrison or in arduous campaign and violent combat. Key battles and tactics are described, and there are brief biographies of the great commanders. Drawing on archaeology, ancient art, and original documentary sources, this book presents the most convincing history ever published of the Roman army. 245 illustrations, 107 in color



Product Details/Specifications:
Author: Adrian Goldsworthy
Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Manufacturer: Thames & Hudson
EAN: 9780500051245
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0500051240
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 224
Publication date: 2003-10-27
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)






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