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The Roman Army, 31 Bc-Ad 337 / Edition 1

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Overview

The Roman army is remarkable for its detailed organisation and professional structure. It not only extended and protected Rome's territorial empire which was the basis of Western civilisation, but also maintained the politcal power of the emperors. The army was an integral part of the society and life of the empire and illustrated many aspects of Roman government. This sourcebook presents literary and epigraphic material, papyri and coins which illustrate the life of the army from recruitment and in the field, to peacetime and the community.
It is designed as a basic tool for students of the Roman army and Roman history in general.

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Table of Contents

List of plates
List of maps and tables
Preface and acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Emperors from Augustus to Constantine
Weights measures and money
Introduction 1
1 The soldiers 9
2 The officers 46
3 The Emperor as commander-in-chief 68
4 The army in the field 79
5 The army in peacetime 110
6 The army, the local community, and the law 140
7 The army in politics 181
8 Veterans 193
9 The army in the later empire 231
Select bibliography 250
Index of translated passages 256
Index of names and subjects 264
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