Rome at War: 58 BC-AD 696

Rome at War: 58 BC-AD 696

Paperback Essential Histories

By (author) K. M. Gilliver, By (author) Adrian Keith Goldsworthy, By (author) Michael Whitby

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 246mm x 20mm | 939g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841768812
  • ISBN 13: 9781841768816
  • Illustrations note: 150 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,430,080

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The story of a small town that rose to become the most powerful empire of the ancient world has been an inspiration to generations of people. Even after the eventual collapse of the Roman Empire, many nations and their leaders have styled themselves 'heirs of Rome', emulating its society, technology and warfare. This book details the wars that shaped the Roman Empire, from the Gallic Wars of Julius Caesar and the subsequent civil war between Caesar and Pompey which tore apart the ageing Republic, through the expansionism of the early Empire to its 'decline and fall'.

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C.M. Gilliver studied Classics and Classical Archaeology at King's College London and took her PhD in Roman Military Theory at The Institute of Archaeology, University College London. A lecture in Ancient History at Cardiff University, she is currently preparing a book on Roman siege warfare and has acted as an historical consultant for the BBC. Adrian Goldsworthy read Ancient and Modern History at Oxford, where he stayed to take his doctorate in Ancient History. His research focuses on aspects of warfare in the Graeco-Roman world. Michael Whitby is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Warwick. He is the author of 'The Emperor Maurice and his Historian: Theophylact Simocatta on Persian and Balkan Warfare' (Oxford, 1988), and is currently working on a study of warfare and society in the later Roman world.

Table of contents

Foreword; Part 1: Caesar's Gallic Wars 58-50 BC; Part 2: Caesar's Civil War 49-44 BC; Part 3: Rome at War AD 293-696