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    DescriptionThe Roman army is recognised as one of the most effective fighting machines that the world has ever seen. However, the senior officer corps of the Roman army was essentially amateur, made up of aristocratic men pursuing political careers. What then was the secret of the Romans' success? Kate Gilliver provides the first comprehensive study of military theory - as well as practice - in the late Republic and early Empire. She draws not just on the ancient textbooks, but makes use of the other contemporary literary evidence and on the wealth of archaeological evidence for military activity. In five central chapters, Dr Gilliver looks in detail at all aspects of the Roman army; at its organisation, the order of march, temporary encampments, pitched battles and siege warfare. These chapters reveal the army's very flexible organisation and skills, as well as it discipline. The book also contains a fine range of illustrations, an Appendix of all the key Roman military treatises and a full Glossary of key technical terms. The complete work will command a wide international readership, particularly among military historians, archaeologists and wargamers. Kate Gulliver read Classics and Classical Archaeology at King's College London and then took her PhD at University College London. Currently she is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at Cardiff University. She has published on many aspects of the Roman army but this is her first full-length book.


 

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    Title
    The Roman Art of War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) K. M. Gilliver
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752419398
    ISBN 10: 0752419390
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: HB, 1QDAR
    DC21: 355.020937
    Thema V1.0: JW, NH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    maps, plans
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Tempus Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud