The Late Roman Army

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1996 - History - 206 pages
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From the reign of Septimius Severus at the end of the second century A.D., the Roman Empire was continuously beset by internal unrest, revolts, usurpations, civil wars, and attacks along its far-flung frontiers. Scarcely a part of the empire was unaffected, and some areas were forced to deal with several serious problems at the same time. This book is the first comprehensive discussion of the Roman army during this period, and it shows how the army adapted itself to meet these growing threats and how effective it was in combating them.
  

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Contents

LIST OF FIGURES
vi
OUTLINE OF SIGNIFICANT EVENTS xm
xiii
SOURCES 1
xix
CHAPTER IICRISIS AND TRANSITION 4
39
CHAPTER IVRECRUITMENT
67
CHAPTER VCONDITIONS OF SERVICE
76
CHAPTER VIEQUIPMENT
89
CHAPTER vn FORTIFICATIONS
127
CHAPTER VIIISIEGE WARFARE
148
CHAPTER IXTHE MORALE OF THE LATE ROMAN ARMY
168
THE END OF THE ARMY
179
GLOSSARY
186
INDEX
200
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About the author (1996)

Pat Southern has published nine books on the Roman army and on Roman history, including The Roman Cavalry (with Karen R. Dixon) and The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine. She has also written biographies of Mark Antony, Pompey the Great, Julius Caesar, Augustus, and Cleopatra. She lives in
the UK.

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

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