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Roman Military Equipment From The Punic Wars To The Fall Of Rome Second Edition

Author: M. C. Bishop
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1785703951
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Rome's rise to empire is often said to have owed much to the efficiency and military skill of her armies and their technological superiority over barbarian enemies. But just how 'advanced' was Roman military equipment? What were its origins and how did it evolve? The authors of this book have gathered a wealth of evidence from all over the Roman Empire's excavated examples as well as pictorial and documentary sources to present a picture of what range of equipment would be available at any given time, what it would look like and how it would function. They examine how certain pieces were adopted from Rome's enemies and adapted to particular conditions of warfare prevailing in different parts of the Empire. They also investigate in detail the technology of military equipment and the means by which it was produced, and discuss wider questions such as the status of the soldier in Roman society. Both the specially prepared illustrations and the text have been completely revised for the second edition of this detailed and authoritative handbook, bringing it up to date with the very latest research. It illustrates each element in the equipment of the Roman soldier, from his helmet to his boots, his insignia, his tools and his weapons. This book will appeal to archaeologists, ancient and military historians as well as the generally informed and inquisitive reader.

Military History Of Scotland

Author: Strickland Matthew Crang Jeremy a Spiers Edward M
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748632042
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The Scottish soldier has been at war for over 2000 years. Until now, no reference work has attempted to examine this vast heritage of warfare.A Military History of Scotland offers readers an unparalleled insight into the evolution of the Scottish military tradition. This wide-ranging and extensively illustrated volume traces the military history of Scotland from pre-history to the recent conflict in Afghanistan. Edited by three leading military historians, and featuring contributions from thirty scholars, it explores the role of warfare in the emergence of a Scottish kingdom, the forging of a Scottish-British military identity, and the participation of Scots in Britain's imperial and world wars. Eschewing a narrow definition of military history, it investigates the cultural and physical dimensions of Scotland's military past such as Scottish military dress and music, the role of the Scottish soldier in art and literature, Scotland's fortifications and battlefield archaeology, and Scotland's military memorials and museum collections.

Roman Legionary Vs Carthaginian Warrior

Author: David Campbell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472828054
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The peace that followed the First Punic War was shallow and fractious, with the resumption of hostilities in 218 BC sparked by Carthaginian expansion in Iberia seeing Rome suffer some of the worst defeats in her entire history. The Carthaginian army was a composite affair primarily made up of a number of levies from Africa and around the Mediterranean augmented by mercenaries and allies, and these troops crushed the Roman heavy infantry maniples in a series of battles across Southern Europe. Improvements made to their military, however, would see Roman revenge visited on Hannibal in full measure by Scipio, who would beat him at his own game and bring Roman legions to the gates of Carthage itself. In this study, the epic battles at Lake Trasimene (217 BC), Cannae (216 BC), and Ilipa (206 BC) are explored in detail, supported by carefully chosen illustrations and specially commissioned full-colour artwork and mapping.

Ancient Rome

Author: Matthew Dillon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415224598
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Presents a collection of source material documenting the history and civilization of ancient Rome.

War On Land

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN: 1615307524
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Long before they took to the sea and air, warring factions engaged in land-based conflicts that involved close-range combat with rudimentary defenses and weapons. As civilizations have advanced, so too have their military strategies, tactics, and weaponry. Eventually this led to the development of sophisticated land fortifications, arms, artillery, and missile systems in use today by ground troops. This insightful volume examines the evolution of warfare on land around the world, as well as the impact of new technologies on the nature of war.

Trac 2009

Author: Alison Moore
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
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This volume was derived from the nineteenth annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, which took place at the University of Michigan (3-5 April 2009) and the University of Southampton (17-18 April 2009).

Looking For Mithra In Malta

Author: Claudia Sagona
Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
ISBN: 9789042921603
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Many aspects of the mystery cult of Mithra remain enigmatic. It was a belief system that touched the hearts and minds of all manner of people, rich and poor, in the early centuries AD. Secretive, private and exclusive enclaves of believers infiltrated numerous regions of the Roman Empire, assembling in caves and cellars, where strange, sometimes terrifying, initiation rites were carried out. Never before has the evidence for the mysteries of Mithra been traced to the Maltese archipelago. This group of islands in the central Mediterranean fell under Roman domination, but their somewhat isolated location may have appealed to followers of Mithra. Cult artefacts and possible places of Mithraic worship in the islands have been presented here fore the first time.

Trac 2008

Author: Mark Driessen
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
ISBN: 9781842173510
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Many papers were given during the annual conference, covering the breadth and length of the Roman world. This volume contains a selection of the papers from all of the sessions.


Author: Corisande Fenwick
ISBN: 9781842173220
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A selection of papers from the seventeenth Theoretical Roman Archaeology conference 2007, held at University College London. Sessions included Developing Identity in Roman Studies?; The archaeology of ethnic conflict: Race, equality and power in the Roman world; Roman Archaeologies in Context; The Archaeological Potential of Londinium and Experiencing the Sacred.


Author: Roger John Anthony Wilson
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
ISBN: 9781842172483
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This volume is a collection of essays to celebrate the 90th birthday of Sheppard Frere, formerly Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire at the University of Oxford. Most concern the archaeology of Roman Britain, which has been at the heart of Sheppard's research interests, and to which he has made such a distinguished contribution. The book covers such varied themes as early urban defences in Britain (Roger Wilson) , the status of London (Roger Tomlin) , the employment of civilian building-gangs on Hadrian's Wall (Michael Fulford) , iron weapons from Newstead (W H Manning) , military vici in Britain (Sebastian Sommer) , the terminology and use of samian cups (Geoffrey Dannell) , the text of a travel diary about the Antonine Wall in 1697 (Lawrence Keppie) , attitudes towards conserving Hadrian's Wall for posterity (Christopher Young) , and red-slip pottery from the Egyptian fort of Nag el-Hagar (Michael Mackensen) . The book is completed by a new Bibliography of Sheppard Frere's publications (compiled by Roger Goodburn and Sally Stow).