A Companion to the Roman Army

A Companion to the Roman Army

Editor(s): Paul Erdkamp

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405121538

Online ISBN: 9780470996577

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996577

About this Book

This companion provides an extensive account of the Roman army, exploring its role in Roman politics and society as well as the reasons for its effectiveness as a fighting force.

  • An extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman Empire
  • Examines the army as a military machine - its recruitment, training, organization, tactics and weaponry
  • Explores the relationship of the army to Roman politics, economics and society more broadly
  • Considers the geography and climate of the lands in which the Romans fought
  • Each chapter is written by a leading expert in a particular subfield and takes account of the latest scholarly and archaeological research in that area

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Early Rome

  2. Part II: Mid- and Late Republic

  3. Part III: The Empire (Actium to Adrianople) - The Structure of the Imperial Army

  4. Part III: The Empire (Actium to Adrianople) - Military Organization

  5. Part III: The Empire (Actium to Adrianople) - Army, Emperor, and Empire

  6. Part III: The Empire (Actium to Adrianople) - Soldiers and Veterans in Society

  7. Part IV: The Late Roman Empire (up to Justinian)

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