Early Roman Armies
Osprey Publishing, 1995 - History - 48 pages
The early Romans were only one of a number of peoples that inhabited Iron Age central Italy. From the 8th to the 3rd century BC, the Romans undertook territorial expansion, and conflict with neighbouring tribes and cultures resulted in open war, most notably with the Samnites. Alliances sprang were created too - but the rise of Rome was unstoppable. This title covers the equipment, weaponry and dress of the early Romans, from the traditional foundation in 753 BC to the third century BC, where the dominance of Rome was beyond challenge. It also deals with developments in warfare, covering the early cavalry, the pre-hoplite army, the hoplite army and the manipular army. Etruscan, Latin, and Samnite warfare are also discussed.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gmicksmith - LibraryThing
This series is a bit pricey but the illustrations are well-done and they are excellent, brief introductions to their respective subjects. Volumes I possess include: Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265 ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ksmyth - LibraryThing
This Osprey covers the early Roman hoplites, the army of the Vedic system through the adoption of the manipular system. The text provides background on the evolution of the early Roman military system ... Read full review