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The Republican Roman Army : A Sourcebook - Michael M. Sage

The Republican Roman Army

A Sourcebook

Paperback Published: 8th May 2008
ISBN: 9780415178808
Number Of Pages: 320

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The Republican Roman Army assembles a wide range of source material and introduces the latest scholarship on the evolution of the Roman Army and the Roman experience of war. The author has carefully selected and translated key texts, many of them not previously available in English, and provided them with comprehensive commentaries and essays.

This wide-ranging survey of documents recreates the social and historical framework in which ancient Roman warfare took place a " from the Archaic and Servian period through to the Late Republic. The topics addressed extend beyond the conventional questions of army mechanics such as strategy and tactics, and explore questions such as the armya (TM)s influence on Roman society and its economy.

Complete with notes, index and bibliography, The Republican Roman Army provides students of Ancient and Military History with an unprecedented survey of relevant materials.

Abbreviationsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The sourcesp. 1
Rome's earliest armies: the archaic and Servian periodp. 4
Political and social institutionsp. 4
The structure of the archaic armyp. 5
Other combat groupsp. 10
The introduction of the phalanx in central Italyp. 15
The development of the manipular armyp. 42
The iron centuryp. 42
The development of the manipular armyp. 63
The Roman alliesp. 125
The manipular army in battlep. 142
Changes in census qualificationsp. 197
The army of the late Republicp. 199
The development of the cohort as a tactical unitp. 199
Bootyp. 208
Military rewards and honorsp. 213
Punishmentsp. 225
Conditions of servicep. 234
The late Republican army in battlep. 254
Roman imperialismp. 267
Siege warfarep. 276
War at seap. 283
Suggested readingsp. 289
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780415178808
ISBN-10: 0415178800
Series: Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 8th May 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1