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The Complete Roman Army

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"An outstanding general study of the Roman military system. . . . The best one-volume treatment of the subject now in existence." - Historian

The Roman army was one of the most successful fighting forces in history. Its organization and tactics were highly advanced and were unequaled 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 fortress of Masada.

This 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 quiet 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 commanders.

Drawing on archaeology, ancient art, and original documentary sources, this book presents the most convincing history ever published of the Roman army. 107 full-color and 147 black-and-white illustrations


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Hardback Editions

September 2003 : UK Hardback

Title: The Complete Roman Army
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN: 0-500-05124-0 / 978-0-500-05124-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
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Paperback Editions

August 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: The Complete Roman Army (Complete Series)
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN: 0-500-28899-2 / 978-0-500-28899-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
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