A History 753BC - AD476
Hardback 544pp Illustrated
9781445620893   Product Code: 23180
Over the many centuries of its existence the formidable Roman army developed considerably, not least when in 30 BCE Augustus turned the troops of the Republic into the world's first standing army. Southern divides this long history into three periods, bringing out the importance of such changes and using literary sources alongside archaeological evidence and archival documents to analyse the army's successes and failures and to reconstruct soldiers' combat experience. The book ends with a timeline, glossary and extensive bibliography.