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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Best Single Book on the Roman ArmyUser Review - magistralatinae - Overstock.com
This is the best single book as an introduction to the Roman Army. The author is informative interesting and readable both by laymen and those experienced in the field. Details are abundant but never pedantic. I highly recommend this book. Read full review