Paul Erdkamp's A Companion to the Roman Army PDF

By Paul Erdkamp

This better half offers an in depth account of the Roman military, exploring its position in Roman politics and society in addition to the explanations for its effectiveness as a combating force.

- an in depth account of the Roman military, from its beginnings to its transformation within the later Roman Empire
- Examines the military as an army computer – its recruitment, education, association, strategies and weaponry
- Explores the connection of the military to Roman politics, economics and society extra broadly
- Considers the geography and weather of the lands during which the Romans fought
- each one bankruptcy is written by means of a number one professional in a selected subfield and takes account of the most recent scholarly and archaeological study in that area


"It is a superb educational reference e-book and will turn out a beneficial source for somebody drawn to the advance of the Roman military in addition to its interactions over one thousand years with the Empire it either served and influenced". (UNRV heritage, 1 April 2011)

"This publication is a invaluable paintings for the reference shelf and a bible for army buffs." (Greece & Rome, 2008)

“This quantity is one other within the becoming variety of interval- or topic-focused partners to the traditional global released via Blackwell. The Roman military, as a relevant establishment and impression in such a lot of points of Roman imperial heritage, is an visible topic for this type of quantity. Like different volumes within the sequence, this one boasts a powerful diversity of foreign authors, and the scholarship is of a truly excessive order.” (New England Classical magazine, February 2009)

“It isn't any effortless activity to fee and co-ordinate 29 separate contributions, and the editor's strength in doing so can be well-known. the quantity will fortunately sit down on a tutorial bookshelf … as a convenient compendium of the perspectives of the person authors.” (Bryn Mawr Classical overview, October 2008)

“The such a lot vast and sure most sensible researched assessment at the Roman military that's at the moment available.” (Ancient Warfare)

"Highly readable, informative, and up to date survey…The e-book constitutes a very good source for plenty of issues in regards to the Roman army…there is far to curiosity laymen…and students alike.”

"It is especially necessary in delivering up to date bills of the army's manifold element and the bibliographies to aid them." (Scholia Reviews)

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Paul Erdkamp is learn Fellow in old historical past at Leiden collage. he's writer of starvation and the Sword: conflict and nutrition offer in Roman Republican Wars (264–30 BC) (1998) and The Grain marketplace within the Roman Empire (2005), and editor of The Roman military and the economic system (2002).

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The result will have been a heterogeneously equipped army with both hoplite and diverse other elements, which fits well with Van Wees’ open-formation model of archaic warfare. The Roman army must have changed greatly between the sixth and fourth centuries, but, although numerous attempts have been made to reconstruct its evolution, this can only be speculation. Even the best attested change remains problematic, namely the introduction of military pay. g. 59–60) records its introduction, funded by direct taxation, in c.

Die politische Emanzipation der Plebs und die Entwicklung des Heerwesens im frühen Rom,” BJ 175: 83–112. Lendon, J. E. 2005. Soldiers and Ghosts. A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity. New Haven. Musti, D. 1992. “L’immagine dei Volsci nella storiografia antica,” Quaderni del Centro di Studi per l’Archeologia Etrusco-Italica 20: 25–31. Oakley, S. P. 1985. “Single combat in the Roman Republic,” CQ 35: 392–410. —— 1993. “The Roman conquest of Italy,” in J. Rich and G. ), War and Society in the Roman World.

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