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Read online Roman Warfare.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Roman Warfare The Romans built perhaps the greatest empire of all time forged with an unequaled skill in warfare Accompany these unparalleled troops from the conquest of Italy thru to world conquest Watch as defeated armies became allies amp future Roman soldiers Consider the irony of extreme brutality amp repression leading to peace amp prosperity All the techniques amp the organization of this amazingly advanced fighting force come into focus from the emphasis on drills to its superior technology amp complex bureaucracy by Adrian Goldsworthy, John Keegan

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Roman Warfare
Title:Roman Warfare
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Number of Pages:224
Category:History, Military history, Ancient history, Non fiction, Military
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b The complete and definitive history of how Roman generals carved out the greatest and longest lasting empire the world has ever seen br b br The Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history The legions and their commanders carved out an empire which eventually included the greater part of the known world This was thanks largely to the generals who led the Roman army to victory after victory and whose strategic and tactical decisions shaped the course of several centuries of warfare br br This book by the author of THE PUNIC WARS concentrates on those Roman generals who displayed exceptional gifts of leadership and who won the greatest victories With chapters covering the entire span of the Roman Empire it is a complete history of Roman warfare, An impressive new historian of Roman warfare highly praised by John Keegan has written a thoroughly engrossing account of the greatest conflict of antiquity It will grab the attention of military buffs and general readers alike The struggle for supremacy between Rome and Carthage encompassed the First B C and Second B C Punic Wars both sides suffered casualties exceeding that of any war fought before the modern era Its outcome had far reaching consequences for the Western world too as it led to the ascendancy of Rome In grand narrative style follow the fighting on land and sea the terrible pitched battles and such generals as Hannibal Fabius Maximus and Scipio Aemilianus who finally drove Carthage into the ground A Main Selection of the History Book Club br, Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of the great Roman emperor s life Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperor s accomplishments as charismatic orator conquering general and powerful dictator but also lesser known chapters during which he was high priest of an exotic cult captive of pirates seducer not only of Cleopatra but also of the wives of his two main political rivals and rebel condemned by his own country Ultimately Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar s character and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some two thousand years later br br In the introduction to his biography of the great Roman emperor Adrian Goldsworthy writes Caesar was at times many things including a fugitive prisoner rising politician army leader legal advocate rebel dictator as well as husband father lover and adulterer In this landmark biography Goldsworthy examines Caesar as military leader all of these roles and places his subject firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B C br, The Roman army was one of the most successful fighting forces in history Its organization and tactics were highly advanced and were unequaled until the modern era Spectacular monuments to its perseverance and engineering skill are still visible today most notably Hadrian s Wall and the siegeworks around the fortress of Masada br br br This book is the first to examine in detail not just the early imperial army but also the citizens militia of the Republic and the army of the later Empire The unprecedented scope and longevity of Roman military success is placed in the context of ordinary soldiers daily lives whether spent in the quiet routine of a peaceful garrison or in arduous campaign and violent combat Key battles and tactics are described and there are brief biographies of the great commanders br br br Drawing on archaeology ancient art and original documentary sources this book presents the most convincing history ever published of the Roman army