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Roman Warfare (Jonathan P Roth) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2009) 9780521830287
Roman Warfare (Jonathan P Roth) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2009) 9780521830287
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Title: Roman Warfare

Author: Roth, Jonathan P

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2009

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521830287

Volumes: 1; Pages: 292

List Price in Cloth: $80.00 Our price: $80.00

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Roman Warfare surveys the history of Rome's fighting forces from their inception in the 7th century B.C.E. to the fall of the Western Empire in the 5th century C.E.. In non-technical, lively language, Jonathan Roth examines the evolution of Roman war over its thousand-year history. He highlights the changing arms and equipment of the soldiers, unit organization and command structure, and the wars and battles of each era. The military narrative is used as a context for Rome's changing tactics and strategy and to discuss combat techniques, logistics, and other elements of Roman war. Political, social, and economic factors are also considered. Full of detail, up-to-date on current scholarly debates, and richly illustrated with 39 halftones and 27 color plates, Roman Warfare is intended for students of the ancient world and military history.Contents1. The wars of early Rome (beginnings to 343 B.C.E.)2. The conquest of Italy (343 to 264 B.C.E.)3. The army's greatest challenge: the Punic Wars (264-202 B.C.E.)4. The army in republican society5. Rome's army wins an empire (202-133 B.C.E.)6. Transformation of the army (133-64 B.C.E.)7. Caesar's wars (62-44 B.C.E.)8. Death throes of the republic (44-30 B.C.E)9. Augustus' new army10. Conquests of the imperial army (30 B.C.E-68 C.E.)11. The imperial army as society12. War and the Roman peace (68-191 C.E.)13. Rome struggles for survival (191-285 C.E.)14. Rome fights back (285-378 C.E.)15. Half an empire falls (378-476 C.E.)
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