Roman Army: Legions, Wars and Campaigns


This authoritative, fact filled history traces the growth of the Roman army fromits earlydays as an unpaid citizen's mililtia to its establishment as a world conquering professional force.

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This authoritative, fact filled history traces the growth of the Roman army fromits earlydays as an unpaid citizen's mililtia to its establishment as a world conquering professional force.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844762101
  • Publisher: Anness Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/15/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,440,849
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Chapter I The People's Army 8
Battle Hardening 10
The Fall of the Republic 12
Legions and Principate 14
Army of the Later Empire 16
Chapter II Inside the Army 18
Organizing the Legion 20
Centurions and Officers 22
Training and Discipline 24
Pay and Conditions 26
Auxiliary Troops 28
Pitching Camp 30
Roads, Canals and Bridges 32
Fleets and Ships 34
Chapter III Arms and the Men 36
Armour 38
Arms 40
Artillery 42
Siege Warfare 44
Triumphs and Ovations 46
Permanent Fortifications 48
The Great Forts of the Later Empire 50
City Walls 52
Chapter IV The Great Wars 54
Marching and Fighting 56
The Punic Wars 58
Conquering the Greeks 60
Caesar's Conquest of Gaul 62
The Last Civil Wars 64
Along the Elbe 66
The Conquest of Lowland Britain 68
Agricola's Northern Campaigns 70
Trajan and the Conquest of Dacia 72
Trajan and the East 74
Chapter V Defending the Empire 76
The Dilemmas of Defence 78
Natural Frontiers: The Rhine and Upper Danube 80
Natural Frontiers: The Middle and Lower Danube 82
Natural Frontiers: Africa, Arabia, Mesopotamia 84
Colonies and Settlements for Veterans 86
The Jewish Revolt 88
The Siege of Masada 90
Chapter VI Decline and Fall 92
The 3rd-century Crisis 94
The Eastern Problem 96
Foreign Invasions 98
The Loss and Recapture of the East 100
The Splintering Empire 102
The First Recovery 104
The Tetrarchs' Achievements 106
Constantine 108
Constantine's Heirs 110
Britain Regained and Abandoned 112
The Gothic Problem 114
The Fatal Winter 116
The Sack of Rome 118
The Fall of Rome 120
Why Rome Fell and Byzantium Survived 122
Index 126
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2007

    very disappointing

    when i first ordered this book, i thought i would get a detailed description of the Roman army's legions, wars, and campaigns, as the title suggests. but don't let the title fool you. its actually a rough summery of the Roman empire. very little on the actual wars, legions and campaigns. so if you are just getting into the Roman empire, and don't know much about it, buy this book. otherwise, you're wasting your money, like i did.

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