Caesar's Legions: The Roman Soldier, 753 BC to 117 AD (Paperback)
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Short Description for Caesar's Legions Investigating the development and growth of the Roman fighting machine, both infantry and cavalry, this book gives details from the necessities of consolidation and defence through to the naked ambition of conquest, the weapons, armour, equipment and dress that the Roman soldier used to achieve these ends.
- Published: 20 January 2000
- Format: Paperback 144 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781841760445 ISBN 10: 1841760447
Full description for Caesar's Legions
The city of Rome was founded, not by the sons of Mars as myth would have it, but by the amalgamation of separate communities of the Palatine and Quirinal hills around 600 BC. From such humble beginnings grew a culture which, by the 1st Century AD, held dominion over much of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Caesar's legions were essential to the maintenance of these territories, and this book investigates the development and growth of the Roman fighting machine. The text explores the organization of the legions, as well as the motivation, the weapons, armor, equipment of the individual soldier.