Roman Legionary 109–58 BC

The Age of Marius, Sulla and Pompey the Great

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Roman Legionary 109–58 BC

The Age of Marius, Sulla and Pompey the Great

Description

The Roman centurion, holding the legionaries steady before the barbarian horde and then leading them forward to victory, was the heroic exemplar of the Roman world. This was thanks to the Marian reforms, which saw the centurion, although inferior in military rank and social class, superseding the tribune as the legion's most important officer. This period of reform in the Roman Army is often overlooked, but the invincible armies that Julius Caesar led into Gaul were the refined products of 50 years of military reforms.
Using specially commissioned artwork and detailed battle reports, this new study examines the Roman legionary soldier at this crucial time in the history of the Roman Republic from its domination by Marius and Sulla to the beginning of the rise of Julius Caesar.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Recruitment
Training
Appearance
Equipment
Conditions of service
Belief and belonging
On Campaign
The experience of battle
Aftermath
Glossary
Further reading, websites etc
Index

Product details

Published Nov 30 2017
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472825209
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 182
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Illustrator

Seán Ó’Brógáin

Seán Ó’Brógáin lives and works in Donegal, I…

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