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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A definitive history of the great commanders of ancient Rome, from bestselling author Adrian Goldsworthy.
 
“In his elegantly accessible style, Goldsworthy offers gripping and swiftly erudite accounts of Roman wars and the great captains who fought them.  His heroes are never flavorless and generic, but magnificently Roman.  And it is

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A definitive history of the great commanders of ancient Rome, from bestselling author Adrian Goldsworthy.
 
“In his elegantly accessible style, Goldsworthy offers gripping and swiftly erudite accounts of Roman wars and the great captains who fought them.  His heroes are never flavorless and generic, but magnificently Roman.  And it is especially Goldsworthy's vision of commanders deftly surfing the giant, irresistible waves of Roman military tradition, while navigating the floating logs, reefs, and treacherous sandbanks of Roman civilian politics, that makes the book indispensable not only to those interested in Rome and her battles, but to anyone who finds it astounding that military men, at once driven and imperiled by the odd and idiosyncratic ways of their societies, can accomplish great deeds.” —J. E. Lendon, author of Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity

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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:
9780753817896
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Phoenix Press Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Adrian Goldsworthy is a leading historian of the ancient world and author of acclaimed biographies of Julius and Augustus Caesar, among many other books. He lives in the Vale of Glamorgan, UK.

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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.