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Description - The Roman Army by Pat Southern

For nearly 1,000 years, Rome's army embodied the nation it protected and expanded. But beyond the battlefield, the Roman army was a fundamental social force as well, becoming the world's first fully compensated standing army and providing an essential career path for ambitious men of society. Written by a leading scholar of Roman military history, The Roman Army: A Social and Institutional History is the first ever portrait of this legendary fighting force in peacetime and at war from a soldier's-eye view. The Roman Army explores the army's history, culture, and organization, while providing fascinating details of the soldiers' daily existence and of the army's interactions with citizens, politicians, and the inhabitants of conquered territories.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195328783
ISBN-10: 0195328787
Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 155mm x 29mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pat Southern

Pat Southern has published nine books on the Roman army and on Roman history, including The Roman Cavalry (with Karen R. Dixon) and The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine. She has also written biographies of Mark Antony, Pompey the Great, Julius Caesar, Augustus, and Cleopatra. She lives in the UK.

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