Roman Centurions 753–31 BC

Roman Centurions 753–31 BC

The Kingdom and the Age of Consuls

Men-at-Arms 470
  • Author: Raffaele D’Amato
  • Illustrator: Giuseppe Rava
  • Short code: MAA 470
  • Publication Date: 20 Aug 2011
  • Number of Pages: 48
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A detailed glimpse into the weapons, equipment and uniforms worn by Roman Centurions from the Roman Kingdom right through to the height of the Republic. Including new research, photographs of artefacts and the signature Men-at-Arms artwork, this is an essential addition to the series and includes several artwork reconstructions of actual named individuals and two lavish scenes depicting combat between Centurions and a Triumphal procession.

Biographical Note

Dr Raffaele D'Amato is an experienced Turin-based researcher of the ancient world. He is an external professor to the Athens University School of Philosophy and Material Culture. This is his first book for Osprey.Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took an interest in all things military from an early age. Entirely self-taught, Giuseppe has established himself as a leading military history artist, and is inspired by the works of the great military artists, such as Detaille, Meissonier, Rochling, Lady Butler, Ottenfeld and Angus McBride. He lives and works in Italy.

Contents

Introduction: origins - service
The Age of Kings: centurions in the army of Servius Tullius
Early Consular period: centurions in the Punic Wars
Later Consular period: centurions in the Roman civil wars
Arms and equipment: helmets - armour - weapons - shields - rank symbols - clothing

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