Roman Warfare

ISBN-10: 0521537266
ISBN-13: 9780521537261
Edition: 2009
Authors: Jonathan P. Roth
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

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 organisation 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 colour plates, Roman Warfare is intended for students of the ancient world and military history.

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.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Sources and Methods
The Wars of Early Rome (Beginnings to 343 BCE)
The Conquest of Italy (343-264 BCE)
The Army's Greatest Challenge: The Punic Wars (264-202 BCE)
The Army in Republican Society
Rome's Army Wins an Empire (202-133 BCE)
The Transformation of the Army (133-64 BCE)
Caesar's Wars (64-44 BCE)
Death Throes of the Republic (44-30 BCE)
Augustus' New Army
Conquests of the Imperial Army (30 BCE-68 CE)
The Imperial Army as Society
War and the Roman Peace (68-191 CE)
Rome Struggles for Survival (191-285 CE)
Rome Fights Back (285-378 CE)
Half an Empire Falls (378-476 CE)
Timeline
Glossary
Glossary of People
Bibliography
Index

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