The Making of the Roman Army: From Republic to Empire

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1998 - History - 272 pages
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The Making of the Roman Army explores how a small citizen militia guarding a village on the banks of the Tiber evolved into the professional Roman army. Lawrence Keppie pays particular attention to the transitional period between Republic and Empire - the time of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and Augustus. Keppie overcomes the traditional dichotomy between a historical view of the Republic and an archaeological approach to the Empire by making the most of the often overlooked archaeological evidence from the earlier years.

  

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Keppie discusses the evolution and composition of Roman military forces. Tactics and strategy are also mentioned. Read full review

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A clear, concise, and thorough explanation of the Roman army- from its humble beginnings, through the height of its glory, and finally the decline into decrepitude. Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
4
Marius Mules
57
Caesars Conquest of Gaul
80
Civil War
103
The Emergence of the Imperial Legions 1 32
137
The Army of the Early Roman Empire
172
Appendices
199
New Legions Raised During the Early Empire 2 1 3
213
Notes and References
235
Index
260
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About the author (1998)

Lawrence Keppie is Reader in Roman Archaeology at the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow. He is the author of Understanding Roman Inscriptions , Scotland?s Roman Remains , and a forthcoming book on the Roman Army in the Early Empire .

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