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 Keith Goldsworthy
     
 

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Adrian Goldsworthy has received wide acclaim for his exceptional writing on the Roman Empire—including high praise from the acclaimed military historian and author John Keegan—and here he offers a new perspective on the Empire by focusing on its greatest generals, including Scipio Africanus, Caius Marius, Pompey, Julius Caesar, and Titus Flavius. Each

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Adrian Goldsworthy has received wide acclaim for his exceptional writing on the Roman Empire—including high praise from the acclaimed military historian and author John Keegan—and here he offers a new perspective on the Empire by focusing on its greatest generals, including Scipio Africanus, Caius Marius, Pompey, Julius Caesar, and Titus Flavius. Each chapter portrays a single general, offering insight into his leadership skills and victories. This accessible, reader-friendly history tells the story of Roman warfare, from the bitter struggle with Carthage in the third century BC to the last desperate attempt to win back the Western Empire in the sixth century AD.

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ISBN-13:
9780297846666
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.44(d)

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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.