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Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual Free download Þ 104 î Your emperor needs you for the Roman army The year is AD 100 and Rome stands supreme and unconuerable from the desert sands of Mesopotamia to the misty highlands of Caledonia Yet the might of Rome rests completely on the ard shoulders of tFully researched yet entertainingly nonacademic book tells you how to join the Roman legions the best places to serve and how to keep your armor from getting rusty Learn to march under the eagles of Rome from training campaigns and battle to the glory of a Roman Triumph and retirement with a pension plan Every aspect of army life is dis. I almost didn't buy this book upon perusing it at the Hayward Public Library in Wisconsin The price was right the book externally attractive with high uality paper At a dollar in pristine condition it was uite a deal and I've been interested in Roman history since childhood What disuieted me was the internal setup of the thing This is no straight albeit illustrated text punctuated by colored plates No at first glance it appeared like something written for children suspiciously many illustrations short chapters shorter subsections and subsections to the subsections lots of fonts lots of italicized uotations set off from the text lots of lists side remarks set off in boxes for children or for persons with very short attention spans Still at a dollar what could I be risking I could always pass it onAs it happens while written at an introductory level and while appropriate for reading in short snatches of time Matyszak's book isn't bad What he does is review the careers of archetypal soldiers sailors and auxiliaries from enlistment to retirement under the reign of Trajan when the empire was at its height While doing this he gives the general background of Roman military organization technology and tactics with some history of how things came to be as they were in 100 CE As a whole the book provides somewhat of a concrete sense of the soldier's life back in those days and in so doing something of a sense of what life in the empire was likeMatyszak tries to be funny He tries hard His jokes and asides while pretty obvious and predictable reminded me of some high school teachers ones who were trying to reach out to us kids I appreciated their efforts then and I can see how the author's efforts to reach out with humor set within what approximates a two dimensional representation of the hyperdimensional internet might work together to make this a good gift for a youngster

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Cussed from drill to diet with handy tips on topics such as how to select the best boots or how to avoid being skewered by enemy spears Combining the latest archaeological discoveries with the written records of those who actually saw the Roman legions in action this book provides a vivid picture of what it meant to be a Roman legionary. Simultaneously good history and a hilarious read Definitely worth it if you want a solid account of what a military career in imperial Rome was probably like The conceit of being written as a guide to new recruits makes it easy to get into but the author is perfectly willing to jettison it whenever it gets in the way

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Legionary The Roman Soldier's Unofficial ManualYour emperor needs you for the Roman army The year is AD 100 and Rome stands supreme and unconuerable from the desert sands of Mesopotamia to the misty highlands of Caledonia Yet the might of Rome rests completely on the ard shoulders of the legionaries who hold back the barbarian hordes and push forward the frontiers of empireThis care. Legionary was a very interesting read that taught me a lot about a Roman soldier’s lifestyleThe book takes a light hearted look at every point of a legionary’s life in 100 AD going from enlisting to the army to life in campRoman culture has always interested me and it was great to learn why the Roman army was so effective in crushing its enemiesOverall I really enjoyed it and will read the authors other soldier manuals