Mark Antony's Heroes: How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor

Mark Antony's Heroes: How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor

by Stephen Dando-Collins

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This fourth book in Dando-Collins’s definitive history of Rome’s legions tells the story of Rome’s 3rd Gallica Legion, which put Vespasian on the throne and saved the life of the Christian apostle Paul. Named for their leader, Mark Antony, these common Roman soldiers, through their gallantry on the battlefield, reshaped the Roman Empire and aided the spread of Christianity throughout Europe.

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ISBN-13: 9780470224533
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/26/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

STEPHEN DANDO-COLLINS is the author of Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome, Nero's Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome's Remarkable Fourteenth Legion, and Cleopatra's Kidnappers: How Caesar's Sixth Legion Gave Egypt to Rome and Rome to Caesar, all from Wiley. He is an Australian-born researcher, editor, and author who has spent the last three decades identifying and studying the individual legions of the Roman army of the late Republic and the empire of the Caesars.

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Table of Contents



Author’s Note.

I. Get Up and Fight!

II.  For Pompey, Caesar, and Antony.

III. The Parthian Invasion.

IV.  Routing the Parthians.

V. Putting King Herod on His Throne.

VI.  Mark Antony’s Mistake.

VII.  The Bloody Retreat.

VIII.  The Sun-Worshipping 3rd.

IX.  Riot Duty in Jerusalem.

X.  Saving the Apostle Paul a Second Time.

XI.  To Caesar You Shall Go.

XII.  The Centurion’s Decision.

XIII.  Cast Up on Malta.

XIV.  In Nero’s Rome.

XV.  Fanning the Flames of Revolt.

XVI.  Victims of the Jewish Uprising.

XVII. The Heroes of Ascalon.

XVIII.  The Execution of a Troublesome Jew.

XIX.  Blood for Blood.

XX.  Slaughtering the Sarmatians.

XXI.  To Italy, to Make an Emperor.

XXII.  Prelude to a Disaster.

XXIII. The Bloodbath of Cremona.

XXIV.  Storming Rome.

XXV.  Thanks to the 3rd Gallica.

Appendix A: Imperial Roman Military Ranks and Their Modern-Day Equivalents.

Appendix B: The German Guard.

Appendix C: Sources.



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