Early Roman Armies (Paperback)
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Short Description for Early Roman Armies Illustrated by Simon Northwood, a title from the MEN-AT-ARMS series, which details the development of Rome's armies between 600-300 BC.
- Published: 17 July 1995
- Format: Paperback 48 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781855325135 ISBN 10: 1855325136
- Sales rank: 536,575
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Full description for Early Roman Armies
The early Romans were only one of a number of peoples that inhabited Iron Age central Italy. From the 8th to the 3rd century BC, the Romans undertook territorial expansion, and conflict with neighbouring tribes and cultures resulted in open war, most notably with the Samnites. Alliances were created, too, but the rise of Rome was unstoppable. This title covers the equipment, weaponry and dress of the early Romans, from the traditional foundation in 753 BC to the third century BC, where the dominance of Rome was beyond challenge. It also deals with developments in warfare, covering the early cavalry, the pre-Hoplite Army, the Hoplite Army and the Manipular Army. Etruscan, Latin, and Samnite warfare is also discussed.