Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome

Valutazione media 3,98
( su 668 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780471686132: Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome

A unique and splendidly researched story, following the trials and triumphs of Julius Caesar's Legio X-arguably the most famous legion of its day-from its activation to the slogging battle of Munda and from Thapsus, Caesar's tactical masterpiece, to the grim siege of the Jewish fortress of Masada. More than a mere unit account, it incorporates the history of Rome and the Roman army at the height of their power and gory glory. Many military historians consider Caesar's legions the world's most efficient infantry before the arrival of gunpowder. This book shows why. Written in readable, popular style, Caesar's Legion is a must for military buffs and anyone interested in Roman history at a critical point in European civilization.
—T. R. Fehrenbach, author of This Kind of War, Lone Star, and Comanches

Stephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion as he follows Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This unprecedented regimental history reveals countless previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesar's conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionaries, and the daily routine and discipline of the Legion. From penetrating insights into the mind of history's greatest general to a grunt's-eye view of the gruesome realities of war in the Classical Age, this unique and riveting true account sets a new standard of exellence and detail to which all authors of ancient military history will now aspire.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

From the Inside Flap:

They were the most famous and accomplished military unit of their day, raised personally by Julius Caesar as the first step in his relentless quest for glory and power. Caesar’s Tenth Legion took the lead role in all of his battles, from their bloody initiation in Spain and Portugal to the conquest of Gaul, the invasion of Britain, and the battles of the civil war. In Caesar’s Legion, Stephen Dando-Collins provides an extraordinarily detailed history of the Tenth Legion–its officers, its men, and its incredible string of victories, which continued even after Caesar’s death with the Siege of Jerusalem.

Based on the author’s thirty years of painstaking research into the Roman military, using sources ranging from classical texts to tombstone inscriptions, this unprecedented regimental history paints an uncommonly vivid portrait of daily life in a Roman legion as it follows Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. It was here that ambitious Romans built reputations through conquest, raw recruits became hardened foot soldiers, and the Tenth Legion became a killing machine–marching, digging, charging, ramming down gates, scaling battlements, storming through towns and villages, and slaughtering anyone who stood in their way.

Throughout this harrowing tale, Dando-Collins reveals previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesar’s conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionaries, and the daily routine and discipline of a Roman legion–from the legion buddy system to the banks legions operated for their soldiers, from Rome’s version of the U.S. Pentagon to new information about the legion recruiting system. We learn what a legionary had for breakfast, find out about his training, weapons, clothes, and pastimes, and discover the brutal discipline conscripts endured.

From penetrating insights into the mind of history’s greatest general to a grunt’s-eye view of the gruesome realities of war in the Classical Age, this unique and riveting account sets a new standard of excellence and detail to which all authors of history will now aspire.

About the Author:

STEPHEN DANDO-COLLINS is the author of Nero’s Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome’s Remarkable 14th Legion (Wiley). He is an Australian-born researcher, editor, and author who has spent the last three decades identifying and studying the individual legions of the Roman army of the late Republic and the empire of the Caesars.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Dando-Collins, Stephen
ISBN 10: 0471686131 ISBN 13: 9780471686132
Nuovi Quantità: 3
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2004. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria KS-9780471686132

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,25
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Dando-Collins, Stephen
ISBN 10: 0471686131 ISBN 13: 9780471686132
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Print on Demand
Da
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Codice libro della libreria 843289

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,07
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Dando-Collins, Stephen
Editore: Wiley
ISBN 10: 0471686131 ISBN 13: 9780471686132
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: > 20
Da
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Wiley. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0471686131 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Codice libro della libreria SWATI2122342978

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,35
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Stephen Dando-Collins
Editore: Turner Publishing Company, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0471686131 ISBN 13: 9780471686132
Nuovi Paperback Prima edizione Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Turner Publishing Company, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Auflage. Language: English . Brand New Book. A unique and splendidly researched story, following the trials and triumphs of Julius Caesar s Legio X-arguably the most famous legion of its day-from its activation to the slogging battle of Munda and from Thapsus, Caesar s tactical masterpiece, to the grim siege of the Jewish fortress of Masada. More than a mere unit account, it incorporates the history of Rome and the Roman army at the height of their power and gory glory. Many military historians consider Caesar s legions the world s most efficient infantry before the arrival of gunpowder. This book shows why. Written in readable, popular style, Caesar s Legion is a must for military buffs and anyone interested in Roman history at a critical point in European civilization. --T. R. Fehrenbach, author of This Kind of War, Lone Star, and ComanchesStephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion as he follows Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This unprecedented regimental history reveals countless previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesar s conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionaries, and the daily routine and discipline of the Legion. From penetrating insights into the mind of history s greatest general to a grunt s-eye view of the gruesome realities of war in the Classical Age, this unique and riveting true account sets a new standard of exellence and detail to which all authors of ancient military history will now aspire. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780471686132

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,77
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Stephen Dando-Collins
Editore: Turner Publishing Company, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0471686131 ISBN 13: 9780471686132
Nuovi Paperback Prima edizione Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Turner Publishing Company, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Auflage. Language: English . Brand New Book. A unique and splendidly researched story, following the trials and triumphs of Julius Caesar s Legio X-arguably the most famous legion of its day-from its activation to the slogging battle of Munda and from Thapsus, Caesar s tactical masterpiece, to the grim siege of the Jewish fortress of Masada. More than a mere unit account, it incorporates the history of Rome and the Roman army at the height of their power and gory glory. Many military historians consider Caesar s legions the world s most efficient infantry before the arrival of gunpowder. This book shows why. Written in readable, popular style, Caesar s Legion is a must for military buffs and anyone interested in Roman history at a critical point in European civilization. --T. R. Fehrenbach, author of This Kind of War, Lone Star, and ComanchesStephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion as he follows Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This unprecedented regimental history reveals countless previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesar s conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionaries, and the daily routine and discipline of the Legion. From penetrating insights into the mind of history s greatest general to a grunt s-eye view of the gruesome realities of war in the Classical Age, this unique and riveting true account sets a new standard of exellence and detail to which all authors of ancient military history will now aspire. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780471686132

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,85
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Dando-Collins, Stephen
Editore: Wiley (2017)
ISBN 10: 0471686131 ISBN 13: 9780471686132
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 9
Print on Demand
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Wiley, 2017. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria 0471686131

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,20
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,56
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Dando-Collins, Stephen
Editore: Wiley
ISBN 10: 0471686131 ISBN 13: 9780471686132
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 3
Da
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Wiley. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0471686131 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.92. Codice libro della libreria OTF-S-9780471686132

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,62
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Dando-Collins, Stephen
Editore: Wiley
ISBN 10: 0471686131 ISBN 13: 9780471686132
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Wiley. Condizione libro: Brand New. Ships from USA. FREE domestic shipping. Codice libro della libreria 0471686131

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,53
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Stephen Dando-Collins
Editore: Wiley (TP)
ISBN 10: 0471686131 ISBN 13: 9780471686132
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 20
Da
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Wiley (TP). Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 336 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 1.1in.A unique and splendidly researched story, following the trials and triumphs of Julius Caesars Legio X-arguably the most famous legion of its day-from its activation to the slogging battle of Munda and from Thapsus, Caesars tactical masterpiece, to the grim siege of the Jewish fortress of Masada. More than a mere unit account, it incorporates the history of Rome and the Roman army at the height of their power and gory glory. Many military historians consider Caesars legions the worlds most efficient infantry before the arrival of gunpowder. This book shows why. Written in readable, popular style, Caesars Legion is a must for military buffs and anyone interested in Roman history at a critical point in European civilization. T. R. Fehrenbach, author of This Kind of War, Lone Star, and ComanchesStephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion as he follows Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This unprecedented regimental history reveals countless previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesars conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionaries, and the daily routine and discipline of the Legion. From penetrating insights into the mind of historys greatest general to a grunts-eye view of the gruesome realities of war in the Classical Age, this unique and riveting true account sets a new standard of exellence and detail to which all authors of ancient military history will now aspire. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780471686132

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,79
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,39
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Stephen Dando-Collins
Editore: Wiley (2004)
ISBN 10: 0471686131 ISBN 13: 9780471686132
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Wiley, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0471686131

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,84
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro