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Adrian Goldsworthy has received wide acclaim for his exceptional writing on the Roman Empire--including high praise from the acclaimed military historian and author John Keegan-- and here he offers a new perspective on the Empire by focusing on its greatest generals, including Scipio Africanus, Marius, Pompey, Caesar, and Titus.
Each chapter paints a fascinating portrait of a single general, offering in-depth insight into his leadership skills and victories, as well as each one's pioneering strategies, many of which are still used today. In the process, this absorbing, reader-friendly history tells the complete story of Roman warfare, from the bitter struggle with Carthage in the 3rd century BC to the last desperate attempt to win back the Western Empire in the 6th century AD. "A selection of the History Book Club."
Here is a highly readable compendium of military experience; Goldsworthy knows his material inside out.--HISTORY TODAY
ISBN: 9780753817896 ISBN-10: 0753817896 Series: Phoenix Press Audience:
Number Of Pages: 480 Published: 19th August 2004 Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1