The Roman Army, 31 BC-AD 337: A Sourcebook

The Roman Army, 31 BC-AD 337: A Sourcebook

Paperback Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

By (author) Brian Campbell

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 292 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 210mm x 26mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1994
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415071739
  • ISBN 13: 9780415071734
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 16 b&w halftones, maps, bibliography, indexes
  • Sales rank: 303,241

Product description

The Roman army is remarkable for its detailed organisation and professional structure. It not only extended and protected Rome's territorial empire which was the basis of Western civilisation, but also maintained the politcal power of the emperors. The army was an integral part of the society and life of the empire and illustrated many aspects of Roman government. This sourcebook presents literary and epigraphic material, papyri and coins which illustrate the life of the army from recruitment and in the field, to peacetime and the community. It is designed as a basic tool for students of the Roman army and Roman history in general.

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..."a sourcebook of this source fills a definite need ."-"Religious Studies Review

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations List of Plates Maps Introduction: i)The Sources ii) The Army of the Republic 1. The Soldiers Recruitment Training Conditions of service Careers: i) legionaries ii) auxiliaries iii) urban soldiers 2. The Officers Centurions Prefects and tribunes Senior Officers 3. The Emperor as Commander-In-Chief The emperor with his troops The emperor as general Imperial military honours 4. The army in the field The disposition of the army Fighting Medical Service Incentives and punishments 5. The Army in peacetime Military life in and around the camp Soldiers as builders and engineers Religion Collegia 6. The Army, The Local Community, and the Law Soldiers in local life Soldiers, marriage, and family life Soldiers before the law Soldiers and Civilians 7. The Army in Politics 8. Veterans Discharge and benefits Colonies Role in local life 9. The Army in the Later Empire Select Bibliography Index of Translated Passages Index of Names and Subjects