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Osprey Men-at-Arms 479 - Roman Centurions 31 BC-AD 500. The Classical and Late Empire Издательство: Osprey Publishing Author: Raffaele D’Amato Illustrator: Giuseppe Rava Язык: english Кол-во страниц: 50 BN: 9781849087957 Формат: pdf (e-book) Размер: 3.4 Mb
In the years between 31 BC and AD 500 the Romans carved out a mighty empire stretching from Britain to the deserts of North Africa. The men who spearheaded this expansion were the centurions, the tough, professional warriors who led from the front, exerted savage discipline and provided a role model for the legionaries under their command. This book, the second volume of a two-part study, reveals the appearance, weaponry, role and impact of these legendary soldiers during the five centuries that saw the Roman Empire reach its greatest geographical extent under Trajan and Hadrian, only to experience a long decline in the West in the face of sustained pressure from its ‘barbarian’ neighbours. Featuring spectacular full-colour artwork, written by an authority on the army of the Caesars and informed by a wide range of sculptural, written and pictorial evidence from right across the Roman world, this book overturns established wisdom and sheds new light on Rome’s most famous soldiers during the best-known era in its history.
Myths Of Rome (Classical Studies and Ancient History)
Winner of American Philological Association: C.J. Goodwin Award of Merit 2005. Shortlisted for British Academy Book Prize 2005. Widely reviewed and celebrated in Hardcover on publication three years ago, ""The Myths of Rome"" will be published for
Roman sculpture was an integral part of Roman life, and the Romans placed statues and reliefs in their flora, basilicas, temples and public baths as well as in their houses, villas, gardens and tombs. In this illustrated book, Diana Kleiner discuses
Macedonian Armies after Alexander 323–168 BC (Men-at-Arms 477)
The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC threw the Macedonians into confusion; there was no capable heir, and no clear successor among the senior figures in Alexander’s circle. Initial attempts to preserve the unity of Alexander’s conquests gave
Global Expansion Britain And Its Empire 1870 1914
Global Expansion: Britain and Its Empire, 1870-1914 (Pluto Critical History) In this assessment of British imperialism, the underlying social, economic and political forces that facilitated expansion during the key period of 1870-1914 are examined.