Roman Legionary AD 284-337

The age of Diocletian and Constantine the Great

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Roman Legionary AD 284-337

The age of Diocletian and Constantine the Great

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Diocletian and Constantine were the greatest of the Late Roman emperors, and their era marks the climax of the legionary system. Under Constantine's successors the legions were reduced in size and increasingly sidelined in favour of new units of elite auxilia, but between AD 284 and 337 the legions reigned supreme. The legionaries defeated all-comers and spearheaded a stunning Roman revival that humbled the Persian Empire and reduced the mighty Goths and Sarmatians to the status of vassals. This title details the equipment, background, training and combat experience of the men from all parts of the empire who made up the backbone of Rome's legions in this pivotal period.

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Introduction /Recruitment and terms of service /Training /The tactical organization of the Legion /Equipment and appearance /On campaign /Battle /After the battle /Glossary /Index

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Published 20 Apr 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472806666
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 175
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Seán Ó’Brógáin

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