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Summary The Complete Roman Army ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB â The Roman army was one of the most successful fighting forces in history Its organization and tactics were highly advanced and were uneualed until the modern era Spectacular monuments to its perseverance and engineering skill are still visible today most notablThe Roman army was one of the most successful fighting forces in history Its organization and tactics were highly advanced and were uneualed until the modern era Spectacular monuments to its perseverance and engineering skill are still visible today most notably Hadrian’s Wall and the siegeworks around the fortres. This was a really informative and concise overview of how the Roman Army functioned This book broke it's analysis down into a of a number of convenient and accessible sections which ranged from 'The life of a Roman soldier' to 'The Roman Army at war' I found both the greater picture about how an army at war functioned and the smaller picture examining the day to day lives of the soldiers who made up the army interesting I also enjoyed the narrative approach Goldsworthy took to describing the evolution of the army It was engaging to see how the army began as the militia of a small village developed into the doggedly determined but ineffective arm of conuest for an ambitious republic became the seemingly invincible bulwark of ruthless efficiency that maintained Pax Romana with an iron fist before slowly crumbling under the pressures of economic decline and bitter civil war However it should be noted that the main focus of this book was on the Principate period so if you're interested in the Republic or the Late Empire you will want to check out other books as well Overall this was a really enjoyable and informative read that I would recommend to anyone with a interest in Roman or military history

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S of MasadaThis book is the first to examine in detail not just the early imperial army but also the citizens’ militia of the Republic and the army of the later Empire The unprecedented scope and longevity of Roman military success is placed in the context of ordinary soldiers’ daily lives whether spent in the u. A good solid general history of the Roman Army Short history of Rome how the Army developed through the years day to day life of the soldiers command structure and charts of a few of the most important battles Since 2003 when it was published I'm sure archaeologists and scholars have 'dug up' pun intended and possibly accurate information There was not enough on the Late Imperial army to suit me only 8 pp; I had a couple of uestions the book did not answer so I might want something a little comprehensive The index was barely adeuate The photos drawings and diagrams were fantastic

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The Complete Roman ArmyIet routine of a peaceful garrison or in arduous campaign and violent combat Key battles and tactics are described and there are brief biographies of the great commandersDrawing on archaeology ancient art and original documentary sources this book presents the most convincing history ever published of the Roman army. This is a very good moderately then surface level review of the Roman Army during late Imperial times It did have a lot of data I hadn't seen before It included bits and pieces about the day to day life and the uses of certain euipment what happened after their service religion and even what they did off dutyIt isn't as in depth as some older works but it is written to make it easier to understand It also isn't something to be read like a novel it has a lot in common with a coffee table type textbook The art is great though the writing flows smoothly and I found it pretty niceIt does give somewhat of a short shrift to the Roman Navy to the early years and the end years of the Roman Army However those are such different periods with different focuses that it might be for best not trying to cover them as well in detailIf you like stuff about Rome and the Roman Army I definitely recommend this