The Making of the Roman Army: From Republic to Empire

The Making of the Roman Army: From Republic to Empire

5.0 1
by Lawrence Keppie, Lawrence Keepie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806130148

ISBN-13: 9780806130149

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

The Making of the Roman Army explores how a small citizen militia guarding a village on the banks of the Tiber evolved into the professional Roman army. Lawrence Keppie pays particular attention to the transitional period between Republic and Empire - the time of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and Augustus. Keppie overcomes the traditional dichotomy between a

…  See more details below

Overview

The Making of the Roman Army explores how a small citizen militia guarding a village on the banks of the Tiber evolved into the professional Roman army. Lawrence Keppie pays particular attention to the transitional period between Republic and Empire - the time of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and Augustus. Keppie overcomes the traditional dichotomy between a historical view of the Republic and an archaeological approach to the Empire by making the most of the often overlooked archaeological evidence from the earlier years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806130149
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments4
List of Plates and Line Illustrations5
Preface (1998)8
Introduction11
1The Army of the Roman Republic14
2Marius' Mules57
3Caesar's Conquest of Gaul80
4Civil War103
5The Emergence of the Imperial Legions132
6The Age of Augustus145
7The Army of the Early Roman Empire172
App. 1The Civil War Legions199
App. 2The Origin and Early History of the Imperial Legions205
App. 3New Legions Raised During the Early Empire213
App. 4Legions Destroyed, or Disbanded214
App. 5Glossary of Military and Technical Terms216
App. 6: Last of Dates220
App. 7: Notes on the Plates223
Notes and References235
List of Abbreviations244
Bibliography246
Index260

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Making of the Roman Army: From Republic to Empire 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Bill_84 More than 1 year ago
Not "another" book about battles and tactics,there are too many of them already. Rather this book traces the development of institutions and traditions starting with a local militia in ca 570 BC to guard a village on the Tiber (Rome) to the chaos of the transition from Republic to Empire (47BC-14AD) Well laced with names of men and of places and supplemented by informative Appendices, a Glossary, and extensive notes, reference list and bibliography, the book will please those who want a coherent story but begin to look for more detail.