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Roman Warfare

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Part of Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization

  • Date Published: September 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521537261

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  • Roman Warfare surveys the history of Rome’s fighting forces from their inception in the 7th century BCE to the fall of the Western Empire in the 5th century CE. In non-technical, lively language, Jonathan Roth examines the evolution of Roman war over its thousand-year history. He highlights the changing arms and equipment of the soldiers, unit organization and command structure, and the wars and battles of each era. The military narrative is used as a context for Rome’s changing tactics and strategy and to discuss combat techniques, logistics, and other elements of Roman war. Political, social, and economic factors are also considered. Full of detail, up-to-date on current scholarly debates, and richly illustrated with 39 halftones and 27 color plates, Roman Warfare is intended for students of the ancient world and military history.

    • Includes comprehensive surveys of wars as well as changes in Roman warfare equipment and organisation during Rome's entire history
    • Detailed and informative, but entertaining and readable
    • Ideal for students but also for anyone interested in popular military history
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    • Date Published: September 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521537261
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 36 b/w illus. 28 colour illus. 5 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The wars of early Rome (beginnings to 343 BCE)
    2. The conquest of Italy (343 to 264 BCE)
    3. The army's greatest challenge: the Punic Wars (264–202 BCE)
    4. The army in republican society
    5. Rome's army wins an empire (202–133 BCE)
    6. Transformation of the army (133–64 BCE)
    7. Caesar's wars (62–44 BCE)
    8. Death throes of the republic (44 BCE–30 BCE)
    9. Augustus' new army
    10. Conquests of the imperial army (30 BCE–68 CE)
    11. The imperial army as society
    12. War and the Roman peace (68–191 CE)
    13. Rome struggles for survival (191–285 CE)
    14. Rome fights back (285–378 CE)
    15. Half an empire falls (378–476 CE).

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • HIST 5010: Ancient Military History
    • History of Ancient Warfare
    • History of Western Civilization I
    • Life and Literature of the Roman Empire
    • Problems in Roman History
    • Roman History
    • Roman Warfare
    • Warfare in Ancient Rome
    • Western Civlization: Pre-History to the Rise and Dominance of Rome
  • Author

    Jonathan P. Roth, San José State University, California
    Jonathan P. Roth is professor of history at San Jose State University. A scholar of Roman military history, he is the author of The Logistics of the Roman Army at War.

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