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Arming Romans for Battle  

Duncan B. Campbell

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This chapter reports on the understanding on Roman armor, specifically discussing the development of Roman arms and armor. Archaeology offers actual examples of Roman arms and armor. Polybius ... More

Imperial Rome at War  

Phyllis Culham

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This chapter discusses the war in imperial Rome. The legions in the Principate were highly protected assets, even during an aggressive advance. It is observed that tactical victory on one ... More

The Rise of Rome  

Michael Sage

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This chapter describes the rise of Rome. The end of the seventh and the first half of the sixth century were marked by the beginnings of urbanization, and by a substantial population ... More

Roman Rituals of War  

John Rich

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This chapter demonstrates the continuity and change in, and problematic sources about, Roman rituals, which were linked to the incidence of war and peace. The augurium salutis and the ... More

Roman Warfare with Sasanian Persia  

A. D. Lee

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This chapter explains the warfare between the Roman Empire and Sasanian Persia, specifically presenting an historical review of Roman–Persian warfare. The Roman Empire presented many new ... More

Rome: A Story of Conflict  

Michael Lovano

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This chapter evaluates the Roman writing on the subject of warfare, addressing Julius Caesar in his Commentaries on the Gallic War and the Commentaries on the Civil War. It also considers Velleius ... More

The Second Punic War  

Dexter Hoyos

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This chapter discusses the first world war of the ancient Mediterranean: the Second Punic War. It was fought on two continents from Spain and Africa to the Aegean, and was marked by the ... More

War and Society in the Roman Empire  

Colin Adams

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This chapter describes the status of war and society in the Roman Empire. The bias of the upper classes and fears of the lower are shown. The influences of civil war and rebellion could be ... More

War and Warfare in Ancient Rome  

Randall S. Howarth

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This chapter offers a synoptic view of the evolution of Roman war and warfare, highlighting the threshold moments and key and problematic issues pertaining to the understanding of the ... More

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