Early Roman Warrior 753-321 BC

Early Roman Warrior 753-321 BC

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The prototypical 'Roman Legionnaire' often seen on television and in movies is actually the product of nearly a millennium of military development. Far back in the Bronze Age, before the city of Rome existed, a loose collection of independent hamlets eventually formed into a village. From this base, the earliest Roman warriors launched cattle raids and ambushes against their enemies. At some point during this time, the Romans began a period of expansion, conquering land and absorbing peoples. Soon, they had adopted classical Greek fighting methods with militia forming in phalanxes. This book covers the evolution of the earliest Roman warriors and their development into an army that would eventually conquer the known world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 177.8 x 241.3 x 10.16mm | 204.12g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Osprey Publishing
  • Oxford, England, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 b/w; 27 col
  • 1849084998
  • 9781849084994
  • 361,929

About Nic Fields

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to university and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author, researcher and battlefield guide based in south-west France. Sean O'Brogain lives and works in Donegal, Ireland. He has a BA (Hons) in scientific and natural history illustration from Blackpool and Fylde College (Lancaster University).show more

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"I wholeheartedly recommend this title as indispensable to all Ancient wargamers" -- Miniature Wargamesshow more

Table of contents

Introduction /Chronology /Italy before Rome /Early Roman warfare /Levying /Equipment and appearance /On Campaign /Belief and Belonging /Collecting/Museums/Re-enactment /Bibliography /Glossary /Indexshow more