Roman Legionary Fortresses 27 BC-AD 378

Roman Legionary Fortresses 27 BC-AD 378

Paperback Fortress

By (author) Duncan B. Campbell, Illustrated by Brian Delf

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 241mm x 5mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 28 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841768952
  • ISBN 13: 9781841768953
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 341,089

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The concept of a legionary fortress as a permanent structure dates from the reign of Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). It is only from that time that we find a standing army distributed around the empire, and their permanent fortresses developed from the temporary field fortifications of the legions on campaign. This book describes the development, design and construction of these fortresses throughout the length and breadth of the Empire. It also deals extensively with the experience of life within a typical fortress and covers the operational history of these fortifications, including the famous siege of Vetera in AD 69.

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Author information

Dr Duncan B Campbell is a specialist in ancient Greek and Roman warfare. He published his first paper in 1984, as an undergraduate at Glasgow University, and produced a complete re-assessment of Roman siegecraft for his Ph.D. Over the years, his work has appeared in several international journals. He lives near the Antonine Wall in Scotland with his wife and son.