Hardback The army of the Roman republic : from the regal period to the army of Julius Caesar / Michael M. Sage.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781783463794 (hbk.) :
Includes QR code.
From the moment its last king was expelled (traditionally in 753) the Roman republic had to fight for its very survival. Centuries of almost continuous warfare saw Rome's armies evolve in response to a wide variety of threats which were met with mixed fortunes though always with ultimate success. As defence of the homeland turned to territorial expansion, Roman forces also had to adapt to sustained campaigns in varied terrain and climates, not to mention the changes in the Roman republic itself. Michael Sage traces the development of the republic's army from its foundation (having first set the context of their regal antecedents), down to the time of its most famous leader, Julius Caesar.
xiv, 332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm