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Roman Military Clothing: 100 BC - AD 200 Vol 1

Roman Military Clothing: 100 BC - AD 200 Vol 1

Paperback Men-At-Arms (Osprey)

By (author) Graham Sumner, Illustrated by Graham Sumner

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 244mm x 4mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841764876
  • ISBN 13: 9781841764870
  • Illustrations note: 8 colour & 40 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 390,120

Product description

This first book in a two-part study offers a fascinating new review of little-known evidence regarding the clothing of the Roman Army, from the late Republic to the end of the early Empire. The author-illustrator draws upon written, pictorial, sculptural and archaeological sources to reconstruct the appearance of the Roman soldier on all those occasions when he was not concealed by armour - that is, on most days throughout his career. This detailed account by an expert in his field, is accompanied by numerous illustrations and eight full colour plates.

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Author information

Graham Sumner was born in 1958. He studied illustration at Wrexham Art School and has specialised in archaeological reconstruction drawings. Graham has been involved with the Ermine Street Guard for nearly 20 years. He has written a number of articles on the Roman Army for Military Illustrated magazine and was the author of the popular Roman Army: Wars of the Empire in Brasseys' History of Uniform series. This is his first book for Osprey.

Table of contents

Tunic designs *Military cloak designs *Dyes and dyeing *Catalogue of evidence for colours of tunics and cloaks, AD 1 - 200 (25 items of literary, sculptural, fresco, encaustic, mosaic, papyrus and surviving textile evidence discussed) *The scarf *Trousers (bracae), legwear, leg-bindings, socks, waistband *Military boots *Miscellaneous items