Cavalry of the Roman Republic / Edition 1

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Overview

In this, the first book to be dedicated to the Roman citizen cavalry in the years 300-100 B.C., McCall examines the cavalry both as a military arm and as a source of social and political prestige for elite Romans. The result is a comprehensive and original work that illustrates the important connections between warfare and society at Rome.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415257138
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/7/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
1 Cavalry service and elite reputations: the problem of the citizen cavalry's disappearance 1
2 Assessing the Roman cavalry's military effectiveness 13
3 Equipment and tack 26
4 Roman cavalry tactics circa 300-100 53
5 Combat motivation: cavalry service and elite reputations 78
6 Dating the disappearance of the citizen cavalry corps 100
7 Alternative sources of prestige and the end of citizen cavalry service 114
Conclusion 137
App. 1 Diagrams of the battles of Cannae and Zama 142
App. 2 Roman cavalry formations: some considerations 147
App. 3 The size of the cavalry class and the burden of cavalry service before the Social War 150
Notes 153
Bibliography 185
Index 194
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