Roman Military Clothing: AD 200-400 v. 2

Roman Military Clothing: AD 200-400 v. 2

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By (author) Graham Sumner, Illustrated by Graham Sumner


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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 244mm x 13mm | 1,043g
  • Publication date: 25 May 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841765597
  • ISBN 13: 9781841765594
  • Illustrations note: many b/w and col illus
  • Sales rank: 502,492

Product description

This is the second title in a fascinating new study of the little-known evidence concerning the clothing of the Roman Army, from the late Republic to the end of the Empire. The author/artist 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. The accessible text is accompanied by a wealth of black and white illustrations along with eight full colour plates by the author himself.

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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.

Table of contents

Tunic designs AD 200-500 - Military cloaks - Catalogue of evidence for colours of tunics and cloaks, AD 200-500 (32 items of literary, sculptural, fresco, encaustic, mosaic, papyrus and surviving textile evidence discussed) - Summary of the evidence - Trousers (bracae), leg-bindings - Military boots - Hats and other headgear - The Roman soldier on campaign - Bibliography