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    DescriptionThis is a close-up view of battle and heroics during the Classical Age. In this thoroughly researched regimental history, we follow the Tenth Legion from its founding by Julius Caesar in 61 B.C. through its greatest military accomplishments.


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    Title
    Caesar's Legion
    Subtitle
    The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Dando-Collins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780471686132
    ISBN 10: 0471686131
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    DC22: 937.05
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 355.10937, 355.009376
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: U35 .D37 2004
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Turner Publishing Company
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    28 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    STEPHEN DANDO-COLLINS is the author of Nero's Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome's Remarkable 14th Legion (Wiley). He is an Australian-born researcher, editor, and author who has spent the last three decades identifying and studying the individual legions of the Roman army of the late Republic and the empire of the Caesars.
    Back cover copy
    "A unique and splendidly researched story, following the trials and triumphs of Julius Caesar's Legio X-arguably the most famous legion of its day-from its activation to the slogging battle of Munda and from Thapsus, Caesar's tactical masterpiece, to the grim siege of the Jewish fortress of Masada. More than a mere unit account, it incorporates the history of Rome and the Roman army at the height of their power and gory glory. Many military historians consider Caesar's legions the world's most efficient infantry before the arrival of gunpowder. This book shows why. Written in readable, popular style, Caesar's Legion is a must for military buffs and anyone interested in Roman history at a critical point in European civilization." -T. R. Fehrenbach, author of This Kind of War, Lone Star, and ComanchesStephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion as he follows Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This unprecedented regimental history reveals countless previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesar's conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionaries, and the daily routine and discipline of the Legion. From penetrating insights into the mind of history's greatest general to a grunt's-eye view of the gruesome realities of war in the Classical Age, this unique and riveting true account sets a new standard of exellence and detail to which all authors of ancient military history will now aspire.
    Table of contents
    Atlas. Acknowledgments. Author's Note. I. Staring Defeat in the Face. II. Impatient for Glory. III. Savaging the Swiss, Overrunning the Germans. IV. Conquering Gaul. V. Invading Britain. VI. Revolt and Revenge. VII. Enemy of the State. VIII. Broken Promises. IX. The Race for Durrës. X. A Taste of Defeat. XI. The Battle of Pharsalus. XII. The Sour Taste of Victory. XIII. The Murder of Pompey the Great. XIV. The Power of a Single Word. XV. The North African Campaign. XVI. Caesar's Last Battle. XVII. Mark Antony's Men. XVIII. Philippi and Actium. XIX. In the Name of the Emperor. XX. Knocked into Shape by Corbulo. XXI. Orders from the Emperor. XXII. Objective Jerusalem. XXIII. The End of the Holy City. XXIV. Masada. XXV. Last Days. Appendix A: the Legions of Rome, 30 B.C.-A.D. Appendix B: The Reenlistment Factor. Appendix C: The Uniqueness of the Legion Commands in Egypt and Judea. Appendix D: The Naming and Numbering System of the Roman Legions. Appendix E: The Title "Fretensis". Appendix F: Imperial Roman Military Ranks and Their Modern-Day Equivalents. Appendix G: Sources. Glossary. Index.