The Complete Roman Army


The first book to examine in detail not just the early imperial Roman army, but the citizen’s militia of the Republic and the army of the later Empire


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Adrian Goldsworthy


The Roman army was one of the most successful fighting forces in history. Its organization and tactics were highly advanced and would not be equalled again until the modern era while spectacular monuments to its perseverance and engineering skill are still visible today.

Drawing on archaeology, ancient art and original documentary sources The Complete Roman Army presents a thorough and convincing picture of the world’s most famous fighting machine. The unprecedented scope of Roman military success is placed in the context of ordinary soldiers’ daily lives, whether spent in the quiet routine of a peaceful garrison or in arduous campaign and violent combat. Every aspect of the Roman army, from the daily lives of individual soldiers to the outcome of major campaigns, is explored in five accessible sections, including the development of the legionary structure, the use of cavalry and auxiliary troops and the creation of the navy. Discussions of key Roman battles, hundreds of illustrations and brief biographies of the great commanders bring the campaigns and personalities to life.

Additional information

Weight 815 g
Dimensions 19.4 x 25.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 September 2011
Number of pages 224
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 19.4 x 25.5 cm
Weight 815 g


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Adrian Goldsworthy is a renowned historian and author.Among his other books are The Fall of theWest, Caesar: The Life of a Colossus and Roman Warfare.