Early Roman Warrior 753–321 BC

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Early Roman Warrior 753–321 BC

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Osprey's survey of early Roman warriors from 753 to 321 BC. The prototypical 'Roman Legionnaire' often seen on television and in movies is actually the product of nearly a millennium of military development. Far back in the Bronze Age, before the city of Rome existed, a loose collection of independent hamlets eventually formed into a village. From this base, the earliest Roman warriors launched cattle raids and ambushes against their enemies. At some point during this time, the Romans began a period of expansion, conquering land and absorbing peoples. Soon, they had adopted classical Greek fighting methods with militia forming in phalanxes. This book covers the evolution of the earliest Roman warriors and their development into an army that would eventually conquer the known world.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Italy before Rome /Early Roman warfare /Levying /Equipment and appearance /On Campaign /Belief and Belonging /Collecting/Museums/Re-enactment /Bibliography /Glossary /Index

Product details

Published Jul 19 2011
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781849084994
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 27 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 156
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Nic Fields

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Seán Ó’Brógáin

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