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Caesar's legions : the Roman soldier 753BC to 117AD

Author: Nick SekundaRichard HookAngus McBrideSimon NorthwoodMichael SimkinsAll authors
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey History, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the soldiers, command, arms, drills, and daily life of the Roman army during the time it spent defending the Roman Empire and its frontiers.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Sekunda; Richard Hook; Angus McBride; Simon Northwood; Michael Simkins; Ronald Embleton
ISBN: 1841760447 9781841760445 1841760994 9781841760995
OCLC Number: 42791380
Description: 143 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Rome's early history --
The Pre-Hoplite Army --
The Hoplite Army --
Early cavalry --
The expansion of Roman military strength --
Manipular warfare --
Plate commentary --
Introduction --
Infantry equipment --
Organization of the legions --Tactics --
Other arms --
The Roman Legion in battle --
Bibliography --
Plate commentary --
Chronology --
Introduction --
Army composition --
Entry, training and campaign routines --
Arms and armour --
Conclusion --
Plate commentary.
Responsibility: text by Nicholas V. Sekunda, Simon Northwood, Michael Simkins ; colour plates by Richard Hook, Angus McBride, Ron Embleton.

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Investigating the development and growth of the Roman fighting machine, both infantry and cavalry, this book gives details from the necessities of consolidation and defence through to the naked  Read more...

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