A Companion to the Roman Army (Paperback)
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Short Description for A Companion to the Roman Army Ancient Rome was a highly militaristic culture, at war almost annually throughout the period of the republic. The expert contributors to this volume delve into this culture, offering an extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman Empire.
- Published: 21 December 2010
- Format: Paperback 600 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781444339215 ISBN 10: 1444339214
- Sales rank: 118,017
Full description for A Companion to the Roman Army
This companion provides an extensive account of the Roman army, exploring its role in Roman politics and society as well as the reasons for its effectiveness as a fighting force. * An extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman Empire* Examines the army as a military machine -- its recruitment, training, organization, tactics and weaponry* Explores the relationship of the army to Roman politics, economics and society more broadly* Considers the geography and climate of the lands in which the Romans fought* Each chapter is written by a leading expert in a particular subfield and takes account of the latest scholarly and archaeological research in that area