Stroud: Tempus, 1999, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Glossary; Appendices ; Plans;
From the cover: The Roman army is recognised as one of the most effective fighting machines that the world has ever seen. However, the senior officer corps of the Roman army was essentially amateur, made up of aristocratic men pursuing political careers. What then was the secret of the Romans success?
According to the Greek historian Polybius, the successful general relied on personal experience, on the example of past generals and on textbooks. Since the latter offered a significant contribution to the training of Roman commanders, Kate Gilliver provides the first comprehensive study of military theory as well as practice in the late Republic and early Empire. She …
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Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7″.