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In the name of Rome : the men who won the Roman Empire

Author: Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
Publisher: London : Phoenix, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Author Adrian Goldsworthy offers a new perspective on the Empire by focusing on its greatest generals, including Scipio Africanus, Caius Marius, Pompey, Julius Caesar, and Titus Flavius. Each chapter portrays a single general, offering insight into his leadership skills and victories. This accessible, reader-friendly history tells the story of Roman warfare, from the bitter struggle with Carthage in the third  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
ISBN: 0753817896 9780753817896
OCLC Number: 61301256
Notes: Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003.
Description: 480 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: 'The shield and sword of Rome': Fabius and Marcellus --
A Roman Hannibal: Scipio Africanus --
The conqueror of Macedonia: Aemilius Paullus --
'Small wars': Scipio Aemilianus and the fall of Numantia --
'A person devoted to war': Caius Marius --
General in exile: Sertorius and the civil war --
A Roman Alexander: Pompey the Great --
Caesar in Gaul --
Caesar against Pompey --
An imperial 'prince': Germanicus beyond the Rhine --
Imperial legate: Corbulo and Armenia --
A young Caesar: Titus and the siege of Jerusalem, AD 70 --
The last great conqueror: Trajan and the Dacian wars --
A caesar on campaign: Julian in Gaul, AD 356-60 --
One of the last: Belisarius and the Persians --
Later years: the legacy of Roman generals.
Responsibility: Adrian Goldsworthy.

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The complete and definitive history of how Roman generals carved out the greatest and longest-lasting empire the world has ever seen.  Read more...

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Absorbing. The best book I know on the Roman army and its commanders. Here is a highly readable compendium of military experience; Goldsworthy knows his material inside out.--HISTORY TODAY

 
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