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In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire
     

In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire

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by Adrian Goldsworthy
 

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The Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history. The legions and their commanders carved out an empire which eventually included the greater part of the known world. This was thanks largely to the generals who led the Roman army to victory after victory, and whose strategic and tactical decisions shaped the course of several centuries of

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The Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history. The legions and their commanders carved out an empire which eventually included the greater part of the known world. This was thanks largely to the generals who led the Roman army to victory after victory, and whose strategic and tactical decisions shaped the course of several centuries of warfare.

This book, by the author of THE PUNIC WARS, concentrates on those Roman generals who displayed exceptional gifts of leadership and who won the greatest victories. With 26 chapters covering the entire span of the Roman Empire, it is a complete history of Roman warfare.

Editorial Reviews

Spectator - Allan Massie

“Absorbing. The best book I know on the Roman army and its commanders.”—Allan Massie, Spectator
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"Narrator Derek Perkins does a solid and engaging job." —Library Journal Audio Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300218527
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/23/2016
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
488
Sales rank:
208,592
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, THE ROMAN ARMY AT WAR, was recognised by John Keegan, the general Editor of THE HISTORY OF WARFARE, as an exceptionally impressive work, original in treatment and impressive in style. He has since written five other books, to great acclaim.

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In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JC0508 More than 1 year ago
I have now read four of Goldsworthy's books but I found this absolutely fantastic. I thought it provided great insight into great roman generals and how they waged war in the ancient world. I particularly enjoyed his coverage of the war with Carthage and Hannibal the Great. Well written by a top notch scholar! Only criticism was that the print was very small.
mosesmom More than 1 year ago
This book was a gift to my husband. He has really enjoyed this history of the ancient soldiers, his favorite time to study.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was well written and well researched. It reads like a novel and I never thought that I was being overwhelmed with details. I am curious as to how the author choose which Roman leaders to include. His selection was excellent although I wondered where the likes of Aetius and Silva fit into the narrative and how they would compare. Overall, certainly an absorbing work that led me to a far grearter understanding of the Roman miltary machine and its leadership. This historian is one to watch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Goldsworthy uses a series of essays about Roman generals to show how they conquered the ancient world. I think that if he had eliminated the last essays about later fourth and sixth century generals and concentrated on Rome in its glory days it may have been a stronger book. Still it is an excellent read for an ancient history student.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives you more to know who is the greatest roman commander won in the roman empire. From the Rome's greatest generals to the story of Roman warfare.