A Companion to the Roman Army by Paul Erdkamp

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This companion provides an extensive account of the Roman army, exploring its role in Roman politics and society as well as the reasons for its effectiveness as a fighting force.
An extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman EmpireExamines the army as a military machine – its recruitment, training, organization, tactics and weaponryExplores the relationship of the army to Roman politics, economics and society more broadlyConsiders the geography and climate of the lands in which the Romans foughtEach chapter is written by a leading expert in a particular subfield and takes account of the latest scholarly and archaeological research in that area

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Paul Erdkamp is Research Fellow in Ancient History at Leiden University. He is author of Hunger and the Sword: Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars (264–30 BC) (1998) and The Grain Market in the Roman Empire (2005), and editor of The Roman Army and the Economy (2002).
Published July 18, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 601 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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