A Companion to the Roman Army / Edition 1

A Companion to the Roman Army / Edition 1

by Paul Erdkamp
     
 

ISBN-10: 140512153X

ISBN-13: 9781405121538

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405121538
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Series, #25
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.96(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations x

Notes on Contributors xii

Abbreviations of Reference Works and Journals xvii

Abbreviations of Works of Classical Literature xxii

Introduction 1
Paul Erdkamp

Part I Early Rome 5

1 Warfare and the Army in Early Rome 7
John Rich

2 The Army and Centuriate Organization in Early Rome 24
Gary Forsythe

Part II Mid- and Late Republic 43

3 Army and Battle During the Conquest of Italy (350–264 bc) 45
Louis Rawlings

4 The Age of Overseas Expansion (264–146 bc) 63
Dexter Hoyos

5 The Late Republican Army (146–30 bc) 80
Pierre Cagniart

6 War and State Formation in the Roman Republic 96
Paul Erdkamp

7 Roman Manpower and Recruitment During the Middle Republic 114
Luuk de Ligt

8 Military Command, Political Power, and the Republican Elite 132
Nathan Rosenstein

9 Colonization, Land Distribution, and Veteran Settlement 148
Will Broadhead

10 Army and General in the Late Roman Republic 164
Lukas de Blois

Part III The Empire (Actium to Adrianople) 181

The Structure of the Imperial Army

11 The Augustan Reform and the Structure of the Imperial Army 183
Kate Gilliver

12 Classes. The Evolution of the Roman Imperial Fleets 201
D. B. Saddington

13 Battle, Tactics, and the Emergence of the Limites in the West 218
James Thorne

14 The Army and the Limes in the East 235
Everett L. Wheeler

15 Strategy and Army Structure between Septimius Severus and Constantine the Great 267
Karl Strobel

Military Organization

16 Military Documents, Languages, and Literacy 286
Sara Elise Phang

17 Finances and Costs of the Roman Army 306
Peter Herz

18 War- and Peacetime Logistics: Supplying Imperial Armies in East and West 323
Peter Kehne

Army, Emperor, and Empire

19 The Roman Army and Propaganda 339
Olivier Hekster

20 The Army and the Urban Elite: A Competition for Power 359
Clifford Ando

21 Making Emperors. Imperial Instrument or Independent Force? 379
Anthony R. Birley

Soldiers and Veterans in Society

22 Military Camps, Canabae, and Vici. The Archaeological Evidence 395
Norbert Hanel

23 Marriage, Families, and Survival: Demographic Aspects 417
Walter Scheidel

24 Recruits and Veterans 435
Gabriele Wesch-Klein

25 The Religions of the Armies 451
Oliver Stoll

Part IV The Late Roman Empire (up to Justinian) 477

26 Warlords and Landlords 479
Wolf Liebeschuetz

27 The Foederati 495
Timo Stickler

28 Army and Society in the Late Roman World: A Context for Decline? 515
Michael Whitby

29 Army and Battle in the Age of Justinian (527–65) 532
Hugh Elton

Index locorum 551

Index 555

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