A Companion to the Roman Army (Google eBook)

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Paul Erdkamp
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 31, 2011 - History - 600 pages
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This companion provides an extensive account of the Roman army, exploring its role in Roman politics and society as well as the reasons for its effectiveness as a fighting force.
  • An extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman Empire
  • Examines the army as a military machine – its recruitment, training, organization, tactics and weaponry
  • Explores the relationship of the army to Roman politics, economics and society more broadly
  • Considers the geography and climate of the lands in which the Romans fought
  • Each chapter is written by a leading expert in a particular subfield and takes account of the latest scholarly and archaeological research in that area
  

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Contents

Warfare and the Army in Early Rome
7
The Army and Centuriate Organization in Early Rome
24
Mid and Late Republic
43
Army and Battle During the Conquest of Italy 350264 BC
45
The Age of Overseas Expansion 264146 BC
63
The Late Republican Army 14630 BC
80
War and State Formation in the Roman Republic
96
Roman Manpower and Recruitment During the Middle Republic
114
Finances and Costs of the Roman Army
306
War and Peacetime Logistics Supplying Imperial Armies in East and West
323
The Roman Army and Propaganda
339
The Army and the Urban Elite A Competition for Power
359
Making Emperors Imperial Instrument or Independent Force?
379
Military Camps Canabae and Vici The Archaeological Evidence
395
Marriage Families and Survival Demographic Aspects
417
Recruits and Veterans
435

Military Command Political Power and the Republican Elite
132
Colonization Land Distribution and Veteran Settlement
148
Army and General in the Late Roman Republic
164
The Empire Actium to Adrianople
181
The Augustan Reform and the Structure of the Imperial Army
183
Classes The Evolution of the Roman Imperial Fleets
201
Battle Tactics and the Emergence of the Limites in the West
218
The Army and the Limes in the East
235
Strategy and Army Structure between Septimius Severus and Constantine the Great
267
Military Documents Languages and Literacy
286
The Religions of the Armies
451
The Late Roman Empire up to Justinian
477
Warlords and Landlords
479
The Foederati
495
Army and Society in the Late Roman World A Context for Decline?
515
Army and Battle in the Age of Justinian 52765
532
Index locorum
551
Index
555
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About the author (2011)

Paul Erdkamp is Research Fellow in Ancient History at Leiden University. He is author of Hunger and the Sword: Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars (264–30 BC) (1998) and The Grain Market in the Roman Empire (2005), and editor of The Roman Army and the Economy (2002).

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