The Roman Army from Caesar to Trajan

The Roman Army from Caesar to Trajan

Men-at-Arms 46
  • Author: Michael Simkins
  • Illustrator: Ronald Embleton
  • Short code: MAA 46
  • Publication Date: 29 Mar 1984
  • ISBN: 9780850455281
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Although the common Roman fighting men themselves have left no account, much literature has survived from antiquity. The wealth of archaeological finds, plus the study of surviving Roman scultpure has allowed hisorians to learn much about the nature of the Roman army which conquered an astonishing expanse of territory. Michael Simkins brings all his substantial knowledge to bear on this fascinating subject, covering such topics as army composition, recruitment, training, campaign routine and providing a wealth of detail on weapons, uniforms and equipment. Men-at-Arms 283, 291 and 46 are also available in a single volume special edition as ‘Caesar's Legions'.

Biographical Note

Michael Simkins is a respected author in the field of Ancient History, and he has written several titles for Osprey. He has a particular interest in and knowledge of the Roman Army in Britain, and is a keen re-enactor of this period. His interest extends to having personally recreated many of the weapon and armour pieces that the Roman legionnaire would have worn and used at this time. The late Ronald Embleton was one of the earliest and most talented illustrators to have worked with Osprey. His unique style combined action and realism with meticulous attention to detail, winning him much affection and respect.


Chronology Introduction The Compostion of the Army Entry, Training and Campaign Routines Arms and Armour Conclusion The Plates

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