Rome's Greatest Defeat by Adrian Murdoch
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Rome's Greatest Defeat
By Adrian Murdoch

Rome's Greatest Defeat

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Rome's Greatest Defeat by Adrian Murdoch

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Over four days at the beginning of September AD 9, half of Rome's Western army was ambushed in a German forest and annihilated. Three legions, three cavalry units and six auxiliary regiments - some 25,000 men - were wiped out. It dealt a body blow to the empire's imperial pretensions and was Rome's greatest defeat. No other battle stopped the Roman empire dead in its tracks. From the moment of the Teutoburg Forest disaster, the Rhine, rather than the Elbe as the Romans had hoped, became the limit of the civilised world. Rome's expansion in northern Europe was checked and Rome anxiously patrolled the Rhineland borders, awaiting further uprisings from Germania. Although one of the most significant and dramatic battles in European history, this is also one which has been largely overlooked. Drawing on primary sources and a vast wealth of new archaeological evidence, Adrian Murdoch brings to life the battle itself, the historical background and the effects of the Roman defeat as well as exploring the personalities of those who took part.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750940153
ISBN-10: 0750940158
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Adrian Murdoch

Rome's Greatest Defeat by Adrian Murdoch Rome's Greatest Defeat, Paperback (July 2008)

In September AD 9 half of Rome's Western army was ambushed in a German forest. Three legions, comprising some 25,000 men under the Roman general Varus, were wiped out by an army of Germanic tribes under the leadership of Arminius. This book offers an account of this battle, the historical background, and the implications of defeat.

Last Pagan by Adrian Murdoch Last Pagan, Paperback (May 2008)

The Roman Emperor Julian (332-363 A.D.) attempted to reestablish paganism as the principal faith of the Roman world. Following his death on a Persian battlefield only two years into his reign, the Church suppressed paganism and Julian was branded "The Apostate."

Last Roman by Adrian Murdoch Last Roman, Hardback (December 2006)

A story of an empire breathing its last, this work is a biography about Romulus Augustulus. It focuses on the personalities behind this story and reveals the world into which Romulus was born - an empire that was about to die. It explores how Romulus's father Orestes, secretary to Attila the Hun, rose through the ranks to become kingmaker.

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Author Biography - Adrian Murdoch

Adrian Murdoch is a journalist specialising in history, business and geopolitical issues. He is an Oxford history graduate and has edited a selection of classical history texts and is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture. He is the author of The Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate and the Death of the Ancient World which was published by Sutton in 2003.

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