Between the reigns of Augustus and Septimius Severus, the Eastern provinces of the Roman Empire frequently saw brutal fighting, most notably during the conquest of Dacia by Trajan, the suppression of the Great Revolt in Judea and intermittent clashes with Rome's great rival Parthia. In these wars, Roman soldiers had to fight in a range of different climates and terrains, from the deserts of the Middle East to the islands of the eastern Mediterranean.
Using full-colour artwork, this book examines the variation of equipment and uniforms both between different military units, and in armies stationed in different regions of the Empire. Using evidence drawn from recent archaeological finds, it paints a vivid portrait of Roman army units in the Eastern provinces in the first two centuries of the Imperial period.
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Table of Contents
Introduction - chronology /The Eastern frontiers – distribution of the Roman Army in the Eastern provinces /Legiones – Auxilia – Numeri & Cunei – Vexillationes & Cohortes Equitatae /Arms & Equipment: Dacia – Moesia Superior – Moesia Inferior – Macedonia – Epirus & Achaia – Thracia – Creta & Cyrenaica – Bythinia & Pontus – Asia – Galatia – Lycia & Pamphilia – Cilicia – Cappadocia – Syria – Cyprus – Judaea – Arabia – Egypt – Mesopotamia /Plate Commentaries /Select Bibliography