Roman Shields

Roman Shields

In Bed with the Ancient Greeks

In Bed with the Ancient Greeks

The Roman Army

A History 753BC-AD476

Publication Date15th May 2016

Book FormatPaperback

pages560

Illustrations48

Height234

Width156

A comprehensive narrative history of the greatest army the world has ever known from its earliest origins to its disintegration in AD 476.
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ISBN
9781445655338

The Roman Army reigned supreme for over 1,000 years. From Britain to Syria, and from the Rhine and Danube to North Africa, there is abundant evidence of the activities of its legionaries and auxiliary soldiers. After the defeat of Antony and Cleopatra in 30 BC Augustus turned the troops of the Republic into the world’s first major standing army, recruiting soldiers from all over the Roman world. Around a third of a million men policed and protected the Empire, eventually guarding frontiers like Hadrian’s Wall. This book covers the complete history of the Roman Army from 753 BC to AD 476, including its successes and failures against Rome’s enemies, such as the Gauls, Carthaginians, Goths and Persians.


Life in the Roman Army was not all about fighting battles. Soldiers, centurions and commanding officers left behind a variety of documents, many of which are used in this book to reconstruct their daily lives and their combat experience.

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