The Making of the Roman Army: From Republic to Empire
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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Review: The Making of the Roman Army: From Republic to EmpireUser Review - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads
Keppie discusses the evolution and composition of Roman military forces. Tactics and strategy are also mentioned. Read full review
Review: The Making of the Roman Army: From Republic to EmpireUser Review - Benjamin Spurlock - Goodreads
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