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    DescriptionIn this book, Sara Phang explores the ideals and realities of Roman military discipline, which regulated the behaviour of soldiers in combat and their punishment, as well as economic aspects of their service, including compensation and other benefits, work and consumption. This thematically-organized study analyzes these aspects of discipline, using both literary and documentary sources. Phang emphasizes social and cultural conflicts in the Roman army. Contrary to the impression that Roman emperors 'bought' their soldiers and indulged them, discipline restrained such behaviour and legitimized and stabilized the imperial power. Phang argues that emperors and aristocratic commanders gained prestige from imposing discipline, while displaying leadership in person and a willingness to compromise with a restive soldiery.


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    Title
    Roman Military Service
    Subtitle
    Ideologies of Discipline in the Late Republic and Early Principate
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sara Elise Phang
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 354
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781107407909
    ISBN 10: 1107407907
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JWT
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 355.00937
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC23: 355.00937
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    04 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "...Roman Military Service is an innovative and often very insightful look at Roman military practices." -- New York Military Affairs Symposium Review
    Table of contents
    1. Theorizing discipline: social conflict, legitimation, and power; 2. Combat training and discipline; 3. Viri militares: habitus and discipline; 4. Disciplina and punishment; 5. Disciplining wealth: the ideologies of stipendia and donativa; 6. Labor militaris: work as discipline; 7. Feasts of mass destruction: disciplina and austerity.