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David J. Breeze - The Roman Army - 9781474227155 - V9781474227155
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The Roman Army

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Description for The Roman Army Paperback. Series: Classical World. Num Pages: 168 pages, 25 bw illus. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 3D; HBG; HBLA1; HBW; JWD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 138. Weight in Grams: 454.
This authoritative short volume introduces readers to the Roman army, its structure, tactics, duties and development. One of the most successful fighting forces that the world has seen, the Roman army was inherited by the emperor Augustus who re-organized it and established its legions in military bases, many of which survived to the end of the empire. He and subsequent emperors used it as a formidable tool for expansion. Soon, however, the army became fossilized on its frontiers and changed from a mobile fighting force to a primarily defensive body. Written by a leading authority on ... Read more

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC United Kingdom
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Classical World
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About David J. Breeze
David J. Breeze is an honorary professor at the Universities of Durham, Edinburgh and Newcastle. Chairman of the International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies and former Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments, Scotland, he has written on the Roman army and on Roman frontiers, including Hadrian's Wall (4th edn, 2000), Roman Frontiers in Britain (Bloomsbury, 2013) and The Frontiers of Imperial ... Read more

Reviews for The Roman Army
This is an excellent book, immensely valuable to students and general readers, and well worth careful scrutiny by scholars.
The Classical Review
This little book is a gem. It draws together from all available sources a concise picture of the Roman army through the ages. As always, [Breeze] writes with pellucid clarity. His book is a pleasure to ... Read more

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