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Author Topic: Legions of Rome: The definitive history of every Roman legion by Stephen Dando-Collins  (Read 1961 times)

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Name of the book: Legions of Rome: The definitive history of every Roman legion
Genre: Roman History
Book publish year: 2010
Rating (out of 5): 4
Brief intro: 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.

Review: Superb work. Highly recommended for any Roman History lovers.


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