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Posted November 4, 2013
A well written and easy to read book. Well suited to anyone looking for a book to get them interested in Roman history. The lack of any citations, notes, or bibliography left me questioning the author's sources for his claims on several occasions. I wish he had wrote this more in line with his other book, Rome on five Denarii a Day. Guiding us, the new recruits into the army as if we had just joined and revealing this new life to us. I dock it stars solely for this disappointment and the lack of documentation on his work, not for the quality of his writing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 11, 2012
I had read this book for a project in my Latin class. At first sight, its lengthy size was rather daunting. It seemed dull and unimaginative while it really was interesting and vibrant. The Humor doesn't hurt, either.
I would highly recommend this to any student of history, scholar of Latin, and person harboring the interest of the militant strategies of old.
Posted May 2, 2011
Well organized, insightfully presented with a keen eye for the common soldier's plight, Dr Matyszak's wonderful little hardbound manual is a preferred substitute for reams of other source material.
I loved it!
Posted June 29, 2009
Seems to be very well written and historically accurate. Good illustrations. A very readable style. Very useful for quick and dirty lesson on the Roman Legionary. For those who are into this period, very good. It does not pretend to be a history of Rome or a political history.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 21, 2011
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