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

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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, Marius, Pompey, Caesar, and Titus. Each chapter paints a fascinating portrait of a single general, offering in-depth insight into his leadership skills and victories, as well as each one?s pioneering strategies, many of ...
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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, Marius, Pompey, Caesar, and Titus. Each chapter paints a fascinating portrait of a single general, offering in-depth insight into his leadership skills and victories, as well as each one’s pioneering strategies, many of which are still used today. In the process, this absorbing, reader-friendly history tells the complete story of Roman warfare, from the bitter struggle with Carthage in the 3rd century BC to the last desperate attempt to win back the Western Empire in the 6th century AD. A selection of the History Book Club.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780753817896
  • Publisher: Phoenix
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Phoenix Press Series
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 159,352

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  • Posted July 26, 2013

    This history is well written

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2005

    Excellent Review of Rome's Greatest Generals

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2004

    A Study of Leadership

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2004

    what an excellent book to read.

    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.

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