The Roman Army, 31 BC - AD 337: A Sourcebook

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Routledge, May 23, 2006 - History - 292 pages
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The Roman army is remarkable for its detailed organisation and professional structure. It not only extended and protected Rome's territorial empire which was the basis of Western civilisation, but also maintained the politcal power of the emperors. The army was an integral part of the society and life of the empire and illustrated many aspects of Roman government. This sourcebook presents literary and epigraphic material, papyri and coins which illustrate the life of the army from recruitment and in the field, to peacetime and the community.
It is designed as a basic tool for students of the Roman army and Roman history in general.
 

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Contents

List of plates
Weights measures and money
The soldiers
The officers
The Emperor as commanderinchief
The army in the field
The army in peacetime
The army the local community and the
The army in politics
Veterans
The army in the later empire
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