Legions of Rome

The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion

Stephen Dando-Collins

Thomas Dunne Books

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The complete history of every Imperial Roman legion and what it achieved as a fighting force, by an award-winning historian
 
In this landmark publication, Stephen Dando-Collins does what no other author has ever attempted to do: provide a complete history of every Imperial Roman legion. Based on thirty years of meticulous research, he covers every legion of Rome in rich detail. In the first part of the book, the author provides a detailed account of what the legionaries wore and ate, what camp life was like, what they were paid, and how they were motivated and punished. Part two examines the histories of all the legions that served Rome for three hundred years starting in 30 BC. The book's final section is a sweeping chronological survey of the campaigns in which the armies were involved, told from the point of view of the legions. Featuring more than 150 maps, photographs, diagrams and battle plans, Legions of Rome is an essential read for ancient history enthusiasts, military history experts and general readers alike.

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Legions of Rome
ITHE MEN 
 
'Every country produces both brave men and cowards, but it is equally certain that some nations are naturally more warlike than others.'VEGETIUS, De Re Militari, FOURTH CENTURY 
Down through the centuries, millions of men served with the army of imperial Rome; half a million during the reign of Augustus alone. The history of the legions is the collective story of those individuals, not just of Rome's famous generals. Men such as Titus Flavius Virilis, still serving as a centurion at the age of 70.

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Stephen Dando-Collins

STEPHEN DANDO-COLLINS is an award-winning historian and novelist. He is the author of several highly acclaimed works on ancient history. He lives in Tasmania.

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Legions of Rome
The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion
Stephen Dando-Collins

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
July 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250004710
ISBN10: 1250004713
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, 608 pages, Includes 2-color illustrations throughout plus one 16-page color photo insert
$42.00
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