By Paul Erdkamp
This spouse offers an in depth account of the Roman military, exploring its function in Roman politics and society in addition to the explanations for its effectiveness as a battling force.
- an intensive account of the Roman military, from its beginnings to its transformation within the later Roman Empire
- Examines the military as an army computing device – 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 way 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 publication and will turn out a useful source for somebody drawn to the advance of the Roman military in addition to its interactions over 1000 years with the Empire it either served and influenced". (UNRV historical past, 1 April 2011)
"This e-book is a important paintings for the reference shelf and a bible for army buffs." (Greece & Rome, 2008)
“This quantity is one other within the turning out to be variety of interval- or topic-focused partners to the traditional global released by means of Blackwell. The Roman military, as a relevant establishment and impact in such a lot of elements of Roman imperial historical past, is an seen topic for this kind of quantity. Like different volumes within the sequence, this one boasts a magnificent diversity of overseas authors, and the scholarship is of a really excessive order.” (New England Classical magazine, February 2009)
“It is not any effortless job to fee and co-ordinate 29 separate contributions, and the editor's strength in doing so can be famous. the amount will fortunately sit down on a tutorial bookshelf … as a convenient compendium of the perspectives of the person authors.” (Bryn Mawr Classical evaluation, October 2008)
“The such a lot wide and sure top researched evaluate at the Roman military that's at the moment available.” (Ancient Warfare)
"Highly readable, informative, and updated survey…The publication constitutes an excellent source for lots of themes in regards to the Roman army…there is way to curiosity laymen…and students alike.”
"It is especially necessary in offering up to date debts of the army's manifold element and the bibliographies to aid them." (Scholia Reviews)
Paul Erdkamp is learn Fellow in historical historical past at Leiden college. he's writer of starvation and the Sword: war and nutrients 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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Scuta in the Servian army: so Saulnier 1980, 106–9; Connolly 1981, 95–6. In general on the evolution of the early Roman army see Rawson 1971; Kienast 1975; Thomsen 1980, 144–211; Cornell 1995, 173–97. On the themes of this section, and for a different view, see Forsythe (in this volume). On these conflicts see especially Cornell 1995, 242–92, 327–43; Raaflaub 2005. For example Cornell 1995, 265–6, 306–7; Raaflaub 1996, 286. See Oakley 1985; Lendon 2005, chapter 8. ACTC01 8/12/06 11:16 AM Page 22 22 John Rich BIBLIOGRAPHY Alföldi, A.
Thomsen, R. 1980. King Servius Tullius. Copenhagen. Timpe, D. 1990. “Das Kriegsmonopol des römischen Staates,” in Eder, 368–87. Versnel, H. S. 1997. “IUN]IEI. A new conjecture in the Satricum inscription,” Mededelingen van het Nederlands historish Institut te Rome 56: 177–97. Wees, H. van. 2004. Greek Warfare. Myths and Realities. London. -W. 1993. “Gefolgschaft oder Gentilaufgebot? Zum Problem eines frührömischen familiare bellum (Liv. 9),” Zeitschrift für Savigny-Stiftung, Röm. Abt. 110: 60–76.
Any attempt to explain the origin and early development of the comitia centuriata must do so by placing the institution in the context of the growth of the Roman state during the regal period and early republic, including the military and political institutions that preceded it and shaped the environment in which it arose. ACTC02 8/12/06 11:19 AM Page 25 The Army and Centuriate Organization 25 2 Rome’s Earliest Political Institutions Given what we know about other ancient city-states whose early political development is better documented, we may conjecture that by the end of the regal period the Roman state possessed a tripartite political organization: people, Senate, and king.
A Companion to the Roman Army by Paul Erdkamp