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    DescriptionBetween AD 69 and 161 the composition of the Roman legions was transformed. Italians were almost entirely replaced by provincial recruits, men for whom Latin was at best a second language, and yet the 'Roman-ness' of these Germans, Pannonians, Spaniards, Africans and Syrians, fostered in isolated fortresses on the frontiers, was incredibly strong. They were highly competitive, jealous of their honour, and driven by the need to maintain and enhance their reputations for virtus, that is manly courage and excellence. The warfare of the period, from the huge legion versus legion confrontations in the Civil War of AD 69, through the campaigns of conquest in Germany, Dacia and Britain, to the defence of the frontiers of Africa and Cappadocia and the savage quelling of internal revolts, gave ample opportunity for virtus-enhancing activity. The classic battle formation that had baffled Pyrrhus and conquered Hannibal was revived. Heroic centurions continued to lead from the front, and common legionaries vied with them in displays of valour. The legions of the era may have been provincial but they were definitely Roman in organisation and ethos.


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    Title
    Roman Legionary, AD 69-161
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ross Cowan, Illustrated by Sean O'Brogain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780965871
    ISBN 10: 1780965877
    Classifications

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    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBW, JWH
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS020000
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
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    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
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    DC23: 356.10937
    LC classification: U35 .C683 2013
    DC22: 356/.1093709015
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHD, NHC, JWCS
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    23 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Ross Cowan went to the University of Glasgow with the intention of studying Medieval history but was waylaid by Classics, and eventually emerged with a Ph.D. for research on the Praetorian Guard and Second Parthian Legion. Now a freelance writer and historian, Dr Cowan has published on all aspects of warfare in the Roman World. Sean O'Brogain lives and works in Donegal, Ireland. He has a BA (Hons) in scientific and natural history illustration from Blackpool and Fylde College (Lancaster University).
    Review quote
    "Archaeological relics blend with other color illustrations to accompany a detailed discussion of centurions and legionnaires, discussing cavalrymen and foot soldiers alike in a pick recommended for any early military history holding."- "The Midwest Book Review "(July 2013)
    Table of contents
    Introduction /Recruitment and terms of service /Training /The tactical organization of the Legion /Equipment and appearance /On campaign /Battle /After the battle /Glossary /Index