The Complete Roman Army

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Thames & Hudson, 2003 - History - 224 pages
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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 Hadrianís 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 citizensí 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 soldiersí 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.

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User Review  - BR Stateham - Goodreads

Never read it. was the wrong book. How the Hades do you eject wrong choices in this place? Read full review

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User Review  - Nathan - Goodreads

This book is by the same historian who wrote the book Roman Warfare, but isn't quite up to the same standards as the previous book. It's not very interesting to read (although the pictures are pretty ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Adrian Goldsworthy is an English historian whose publications include The Roman Army at War: 100 BC-AD 200, The Complete Roman Army, Roman Warfare, The Punic Wars, and Cannae.

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