The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine

The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine

by Michael Simkins, Ronald Embleton
     
 

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The year AD 122 was the first time a Roman Emperor had set foot in the Province of Britannia since the invasion in AD 43. No doubt he had read many reports concerning the damage caused by marauding tribesmen crossing from what is now Scotland into the Province. Hadrian, therefore, decided - in the words of his biographer - 'to build a wall to separate the Romans

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The year AD 122 was the first time a Roman Emperor had set foot in the Province of Britannia since the invasion in AD 43. No doubt he had read many reports concerning the damage caused by marauding tribesmen crossing from what is now Scotland into the Province. Hadrian, therefore, decided - in the words of his biographer - 'to build a wall to separate the Romans from the Barbarians'.

This engaging work from author Michael Simkins explores in depth the organisation, equipment, weapons and armour of the Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine, one of the most exciting periods in Roman history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782002215
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/20/2012
Series:
Men-at-Arms , #93
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,035,694
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Simkins is a respected author in the field of Ancient History, and he has written several titles for Osprey. He has a particular interest in, and knowledge of, the Roman Army in Britain, and is a keen re-enactor of this period. His interest extends to having personally recreated many of the weapon and armour pieces that the Roman leggionaire would have worn and used at this time.

The late Ronald Embelton was one of the earliest and most talented illustrators to have worked with Osprey. His unique style combined action and realism with meticulous attention to detail, winning him much affection and respect.

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