The Roman Army at War: 100 BC-Ad 200 / Edition 1

The Roman Army at War: 100 BC-Ad 200 / Edition 1

by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198150903

ISBN-13: 9780198150909

Pub. Date: 09/03/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Goldsworthy examines how the Roman army operated on campaign and in battle. He compares the army's organization and strategic doctrine with those of its chief opponents and explores in detail the reality of battle: tactics, weaponry, leadership, and, most of all, the important issue of morale.

Overview

Goldsworthy examines how the Roman army operated on campaign and in battle. He compares the army's organization and strategic doctrine with those of its chief opponents and explores in detail the reality of battle: tactics, weaponry, leadership, and, most of all, the important issue of morale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198150909
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/03/1998
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
xi(1)
List of Maps and Tables
xii(1)
Abbreviations xiii
Introduction 1(11)
1. The Organization of the Roman Army
12(27)
Unit Organization: The Theory and Practice
13(20)
The Significance of Unit Organization
33(4)
Conclusion
37(2)
2. The Opposition
39(37)
The Germans
42(11)
The Gauls
53(7)
The Parthians
60(8)
Native Traditions and Auxiliary Recruitment
68(5)
Conclusion
73(3)
3. The Campaign
76(40)
The Suppression of Insurrection
79(16)
Punitive Action
95(5)
Wars of Conquest
100(5)
The Order of March
105(6)
The Marching Camp
111(3)
Conclusions
114(2)
4. The General's Battle
116(55)
The General and his Staff
121(4)
Reconnaissance and Intelligence
125(6)
Deployment and Forming a Line of Battle
131(14)
Ceremony and Theatre
145(4)
The Giving of Battle
149(14)
Defeat and Disaster
163(3)
Victory
166(1)
Conclusion
167(4)
5. The Unit's Battle
171(77)
Formations
176(7)
Skirmishing and Missile Exchange
183(8)
Close-Order Infantry against Close-Order Infantry
191(37)
Cavalry against Infantry
228(7)
Cavalry against Cavalry
235(9)
Conclusion
244(4)
6. The Individual's Battle
248(35)
Part 1. Motivating the Roman Soldier
250(14)
Part 2. Bravery and Bravado
264(19)
General Conclusions 283(4)
Logistics 287(10)
Bibliography 297(10)
Index 307

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