For the Glory of Rome

For the Glory of Rome

A History of Warriors and Warfare

Paperback288pp Illustrated232x155mm

9781473898769     Product Code: 508353

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Challenging the common modern distinction between Romans as organized, professional ‘soldiers’ and their opponents as individualistic ‘warriors’, this history of Roman warfare focuses on the part-time legionaries who served only for the duration of a campaign and sought glory in single combat. The author explores these warriors’ deeds, beliefs and mindset, through examples such as the man who fought with a prosthetic iron fist and a centurion who executed his commanding officer for cowardice.

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