Mark Antony's Heroes: How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 17, 2011 - History - 304 pages
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This fourth book in Dando-Collinsís definitive history of Romeís legions tells the story of Romeís 3rd Gallica Legion, which put Vespasian on the throne and saved the life of the Christian apostle Paul. Named for their leader, Mark Antony, these common Roman soldiers, through their gallantry on the battlefield, reshaped the Roman Empire and aided the spread of Christianity throughout Europe.

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User Review  - jmulick - LibraryThing

This book is a history of the 3rd Gallica Legion, It reads easily and generates excitement and interest. There are places where one wonders whether the author has done some embellishing, but the general effect is to move the story along nicely. Highly recommended. Read full review

Mark Antony's heroes: how the third Gallica Legion saved an apostle and created an Emperor

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The analysis of military tactics and players should be a carefully crafted exercise in historiography. It cannot be merely a laundry list of troop numbers (which should be in an appendix), but it ... Read full review

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Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of Caesar's Legion, Nero's Killing Machine, Cleopatra's Kidnappers, and Blood of the Caesars. An Australian-born researcher, editor, and author, he has spent the last three decades identifying and studying the individual legions of the Roman army of the late Republic and the empire of the Caesars.

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