The Roman army was one of the most successful and feared fighting forces in history. Its organization and tactics were highly advanced for the time and, in fact, unequaled until the modern era. Spectacular monuments to its perseverance and engineering skill are still visible today, most notably Hadrian’s Wall and the siegeworks around the fortress of Masada. With The Complete Roman Army, historian Adrian Goldsworthy offers a highly illustrated look at one of history’s most legendary fighting machines.
This book is the first to examine in detail not just the early imperial army but also the citizens’ militia of the Republic and the army of the later Empire. Goldsworthy places the unprecedented scope and longevity of Roman military success in the context of ordinary soldiers’ daily lives, whether spent in the quiet routine of a peaceful garrison or in arduous campaign and violent combat. In addition, Goldsworthy describes in detail key battles and tactics, and offers brief biographies of the great commanders.
Drawing on archaeology, ancient art and original documentary sources, this volume presents the most in-depth history ever published of the Roman army.
Softcover Book : 224 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Inc. ( October 01, 2011 )
Item #: 13-371117
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 10.0 inches
Product Weight: 29.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
A Superb Book!!
Reviewer: Mr.harrison R