Early Roman Warrior 753-321 BC

Early Roman Warrior 753-321 BC

Paperback Warrior

By (author) Nic Fields, Illustrated by Sean O'Brogain

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 241mm x 10mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 20 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1849084998
  • ISBN 13: 9781849084994
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 324,055

Product description

The prototypical 'Roman Legionnaire' often seen on television and in movies is actually the product of nearly a millennium of military development. Far back in the Bronze Age, before the city of Rome existed, a loose collection of independent hamlets eventually formed into a village. From this base, the earliest Roman warriors launched cattle raids and ambushes against their enemies. At some point during this time, the Romans began a period of expansion, conquering land and absorbing people. Soon, they had adopted classical Greek fighting methods with militia forming in phalanxes. This book covers the evolution of the earliest Roman warriors and their development into an army that would eventually conquer the known world.

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Author information

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher based in south-west France.

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"I wholeheartedly recommend this title as indispensable to all Ancient wargamers" -- Miniature Wargames