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By M. C. Bishop

Rome's upward thrust to empire is frequently acknowledged to have owed a lot to the potency and armed forces ability of her armies and their technological superiority over barbarian enemies. yet simply how 'advanced' used to be Roman army apparatus? What have been its origins and the way did it evolve? The authors of this publication have accrued a wealth of proof from all around the Roman Empire's excavated examples in addition to pictorial and documentary resources to provide an image of what diversity of apparatus will be on hand at any given time, what it'll appear like and the way it might functionality. They research how sure items have been followed from Rome's enemies and tailored to specific stipulations of battle triumphing in numerous components of the Empire. in addition they examine intimately the know-how of army apparatus and the ability in which it used to be produced, and talk about wider questions corresponding to the prestige of the soldier in Roman society. either the in particular ready illustrations and the textual content were thoroughly revised for the second one version of this particular and authoritative guide, bringing it modern with the very most up-to-date study. It illustrates each one aspect within the apparatus of the Roman soldier, from his helmet to his boots, his insignia, his instruments and his guns. This publication will entice archaeologists, old and army historians in addition to the commonly trained and inquisitive reader.

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