Warfare in the Roman Republic: From the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium

Warfare in the Roman Republic: From the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium


By (author) Lee L. Brice


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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Format: Hardback | 338 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 236mm x 26mm | 720g
  • Publication date: 21 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Santa Barbara
  • ISBN 10: 1610692985
  • ISBN 13: 9781610692984
  • Illustrations note: 26

Product description

The study of ancient Rome remains both a high-interest topic and a staple of high school and university curricula, while recent Hollywood movies continue to heighten popular interest in Rome. This multi-format handbook examines warfare in ancient Rome during the republic period, from approximately 400 BCE to 31 BCE. Presenting ready reference, primary source documents, statistical information, and a chronology, the title explore all aspects of conflict during this time period, including key military leaders, pivotal battles and sieges, new weapons and technologies, and the intersections of warfare and society in the ancient world. The reference entries provide detailed snapshots of key people, events, groups, places, weapons systems, and strategies that enable readers to easily understand the critical issues during 400 years of the Roman Republic, while various overview, causes, and consequences essays offer engaging, in-depth coverage of the most important wars. By providing students with in-depth information about how the Roman Army operated, they develop a fuller understanding Roman, ancient, and world history.

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Author information

Lee L. Brice is professor of ancient history at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. He has won awards for his teaching and for mentoring students' undergraduate research. His published works include ABC-CLIO'S Greek Warfare: From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great; Recent Directions in the Military History of the Ancient World; as well as articles on military unrest, numismatics, and Alexander the Great.

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"The typical entry includes an easy-to-understand description full of examples, a black-and-white photograph, several related entries, and great references. This is a wonderful addition to this subject, especially for the novice." - ARBA "This work offers a concise glimpse into the world of early Roman military history... This volume will be of interest to those needing a basic understanding of the people, places, and events involved in the military aspect of the Roman Republic. Recommended for most academic and public libraries." - Booklist "Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers." - Choice