Early Roman Armies

Early Roman Armies

Men-at-Arms 283
  • Author: Nicholas Sekunda, Simon Northwood
  • Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • Short code: MAA 283
  • Publication Date: 17 Jul 1995
  • ISBN: 9781855325135
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The early Romans were only one of a number of peoples that inhabited Iron Age central Italy. From the 8th to the 3rd century BC, the Romans undertook territorial expansion, and conflict with neighbouring tribes and cultures resulted in open war, most notably with the Samnites. Alliances sprang were created too but the rise of Rome was unstoppable. This title covers the equipment, weaponry and dress of the early Romans, from the traditional foundation in 753 BC to the third century BC, where the dominance of Rome was beyond challenge. It also deals with developments in warfare, covering the early cavalry, the pre-hoplite army, the hoplite army and the manipular army. Etruscan, Latin, and Samnite warfare are also discussed. Men-at-Arms 283, 291 and 46 are also available in a single volume special edition as 'Caesar's Legions'.

Biographical Note

Nicholas Sekunda was born in 1953. After studying Ancient History and Archaeology at Manchester University, he went on to take his Ph.D. in 1981. He has taken part in archaeological excavations in Poland, Iran and Greece, participated in a research project on ancient Persian warfare for the British institute of Persian Studies. He has published numerous books and academic articles, and is currently teaching at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Torun, Poland. Simon Northwood is a former lecturer at Manchester University in the Department of History. He has a particularly passionate interest in the Ancient world. This is his first title for Osprey Publishing. Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service with 1st Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment, he became art editor of the much-praised magazine Finding Out during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, earning an international reputation particularly for his deep knowledge of Native American material culture; and has illustrated more than 30 Osprey titles. Richard is married and lives in Sussex.

Contents

Rome's Early History The Pre-Hoplite Army The Hoplite Army Early Cavalry The Expansion of Roman Military Strength Manipular Warfare The Plates

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