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    The Roman Army: The Civil Wars 88-31 BC (Battle Orders) (Paperback) By (author) Nic Fields

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    DescriptionThe Roman Legions were the most highly organized troops of the ancient world, but the process of turning the Legions from what was essentially a part-time citizen militia into the professional force that first made Rome the dominant power in the Mediterranean and then built an empire that stretched across the known world, was no small feat Focusing on the organizational changes in the Roman Army during the Civil Wars, Nic Fields examines the role played by Caius Marius and his far-reaching reforms, which included having professional volunteers from the lowest social class enter the army in search of the possibility of plunder. He goes on to examine the consequences of encouraging these soldiers to follow their commanders without question, which broke the allegiance of the army to the Roman state, a trend that gave rise to militarily ambitious men such as Sulla, Pompeius, Caesar, Antonius, and Octavian. With the nuts and bolts detail that readers demand from the Battle Orders series, this is an intriguing description of how the Roman army grew, modernized, rebelled and finally helped build an empire, complete with full organizational charts, photographs and detailed maps.


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    Title
    The Roman Army
    Subtitle
    The Civil Wars 88-31 BC
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nic Fields
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 350 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846032622
    ISBN 10: 1846032628
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.05
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    21 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    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.