Rome and her Enemies

Rome and her Enemies

An Empire Created and Destroyed by War

General Military
  • Author: Jane Penrose
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 12 Oct 2005
  • ISBN: 9781841769325
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 304
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About this Product

Spanning over a thousand years and an immense geographical area, the Roman Empire was the greatest in world history. At its most powerful, the Empire cast a shadow across the known world, and its legacy continues to influence politics, art and culture around the world today. Rome's power was won on the battlefield, and the greatness of the Empire is reflected in the warlike reputations of the enemies it subdued. Hannibal, the Carthaginians, Mithridates, the Gauls, the Sassanid Persians and the infamous Goths are amongst the forces that battled the might of Rome. Rome and Her Enemies juxtaposes the society and military structure of each of these peoples with those of the contemporary Roman army. Using previously published Osprey material, this book is divided into four chronological sections focusing on major wars and battles, is lavishly illustrated throughout, and colour photographs, artwork and maps support the text to provide a comprehensive introduction to the rise and fall of an empire created and destroyed by war. This book combines material previous published as Campaign 36 and 84; Essential Histories 16, 21, 42 and 43; Elite 50; Men-at-Arms 46, 93, 121, 129, 158, 175, 180, 243, 247, 283, 291, 360, 373, 374 and 390; Warrior 9, 15, 17, 27, 30, 39, 50, 71, 72; New Vanguard 78, 89 and Fortress 2. Introduction by Tom Holland, bestselling author of Persian Fire and Rubicon.

Biographical Note

An Oxford history graduate, Jane Penrose has published historical books for 10 years. She recently edited the highly acclaimed 'The D-Day Companion' for Osprey Publishing. Jane lives and works in Norfolk, England.


Introduction Early Republic Late Republic Early Empire Late Empire Glossary Bibliography Index

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