In the Name of Rome

In the Name of Rome : The Men Who Won the Roman Empire

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The Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history. The legions and their commanders carved out an empire which eventually included the greater part of the known world. This was thanks largely to the generals who led the Roman army to victory after victory, and whose strategic and tactical decisions shaped the course of several centuries of warfare. This book, by the author of THE PUNIC WARS, concentrates on those Roman generals who displayed exceptional gifts of leadership and who won the greatest victories. With 26 chapters covering the entire span of the Roman Empire, it is a complete history of Roman warfare.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 164.1 x 239.8 x 36.6mm | 780.19g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld Military
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 24 B/W Photo\Illu(s),10 Map(s)
  • 0297846663
  • 9780297846666

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'Here is a highly readable compendium of military experience; Goldsworthy knows his material inside out, and he concentrates on key episodes in the campaign of outstanding Roman commanders... This is a rewarding study of the luck and judgement of powerful men, and how they put it to use in the service of Rome's imperium. HISTORY TODAY (Nov 2003) .

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About Adrian Keith Goldsworthy

Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, THE ROMAN ARMY AT WAR, was recognised by John Keegan as an exceptional work, original in treatment and impressive in style. His other books include THE PUNIC WARS, and the volume on ROMAN WARFARE in John Keegan's History of Warfare series.

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