Rome's Greatest Defeat
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Rome's Greatest Defeat : Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest

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In AD 9 half of Rome's Western army was ambushed in a German forest and annihilated. Three legions, three cavalry units and six auxiliary regiments - some 25,000 men - were wiped out. It dealt a body blow to the empire's imperial pretensions and was Rome's greatest defeat. No other battle stopped the Roman empire dead in its tracks. Although one of the most significant and dramatic battles in European history, this is also one which has been largely overlooked. Drawing on primary sources and a vast wealth of new archaeological evidence, Adrian Murdoch brings to life the battle itself, the historical background and the effects of the Roman defeat as well as exploring the personalities of those who took part.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 10mm | 440g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated ed
  • 16 black and white illustrations
  • 0750940166
  • 9780750940160
  • 233,765

About Adrian Murdoch

ADRIAN MURDOCH is a journalist and historian who was educated in Scotland and at The Queen's College, Oxford. Previous books include The Last Pagan (Sutton 2003) a biography of Julian the Apostate and The Last Roman (Sutton 2006) a history of Romulus Augustulus and the collapse of the western Roman empire. Adrian lives in Scotland and is available for events.
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