When Alexander the Great carved out his empire, Rome was just one of many city states on the Italian peninsula. Yet it conquered its neighbours one-by-one, defeated Carthage and eventually overwhelmed the Greek successor states too. As its republican institutions gave way to Imperial rule by Augustus and his heirs, the Roman Empire extended from the French Atlantic coast to Syria. Later conquests included Britain and much of modern Romania.
How did Rome overcome opponent after opponent?
What was the grand strategy of the Roman Empire?
Adrian Goldsworthy reveals why Rome developed the most professional fighting force of the ancient world and what it was like to be a soldier in the legions.
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A renowned historian looks at why the Roman Army was the most professional fighting force in ancient history.About the Author:
Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His books have sold more than a quarter of a million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. A full-time author, he regularly contributes to TV documentaries on Roman themes and has lectured on Roman history in both the UK and USA.
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Descrizione libro Cassell PLC, 2000. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The Romans built perhaps the greatest empire of all time, forged with an unequaled skill in warfare. Accompany these unparalleled troops from the conquest of Italy through to world conquest. Watch as defeated armies became allies and future Roman soldiers. Consider the irony of extreme brutality and repression leading to peace and prosperity. All the techniques and the organization of this amazingly advanced fighting force come into focus, from the emphasis on drills to its superior technology and complex bureaucracy. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0304352659
Descrizione libro Cassell PLC, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0304352659
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