Imperial Roman Legionary AD 161–284

Imperial Roman Legionary AD 161–284

Warrior 72
  • Author: Ross Cowan
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: WAR 72
  • Publication Date: 17 Dec 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841766010
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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Between AD 161 and 244 the Roman legions were involved in wars and battles on a scale not seen since the late Republic. Legions were destroyed in battle, disbanded for mutiny and rebellion and formed to wage wars of conquest and defence. This volume explores the experience of the imperial legionary, concentrating on Legio II Parthica. Raised by the emperor Septimus Severus in AD 193/4, it was based at Albanum near Rome and as the emperor's personal legion, became one of the most important units in the empire.

Biographical Note

Ross Cowan was formely a research student at the University of Glasgow where he was recently awarded a PhD for a thesis on the Roman army entitled 'Aspects of the Severan Field Army AD 193-238' in which he writes about the Praetorian Guard and Legio II Parthica.1999 he was elected a fellow of the Society of the Antiquaries of Scotland.Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947 and he now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Enlistment Training Appearance and equipment Everyday life Experience of battle Colour plate commentary Museums Collecting Re-enactment Index

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