So you want to be a Roman soldier?


An essential guide for wannabe legionaries and fair warning for those brave, or stupid enough, to sign up


ISBN: 9780500651834 Categories: ,

Georgia Amson-Bradshaw


This humorous and handy guide contains all the information aspiring legionaries need to know about life in the Roman army. Expert tips include: how to care for your Roman sandals; how to operate a catapult; what to wear and not to wear on campaign; how to sack a city; and how to avoid getting a javelin through your skull.

Based on the bestselling book Legionary, by Roman history scholar, Philip Matyszak, So you want to be a Roman soldier? features the latest scholarship and is illustrated throughout with the zany illustrations of Japanese cartoonist, Takayo Akiyama. The result is a book that brings to life the experience of being a Roman soldier in 100 ce – from dealing with stinky bunk mates to surviving bloody battles – through a crew of likeable (as well as highly disagreeable) characters.

Additional information

Weight 332 g
Dimensions 15.6 x 19.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 August 2019
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Takayo Akiyama, Text by Philip Matyszak
Dimensions 15.6 x 19.8 cm
Weight 332 g


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