In a single volume, Roman Republic at War catalogues and offers a brief description of every significant battle fought by the Roman Republic between 480 and 31 BC (and most of the minor ones too). The information in each entry is drawn exclusively from Ancient texts, in order to offer a brief description of each battle based solely on the information provided by the earliest surviving sources which chronicle the event. This approach provides the reader a concise foundation of information to which they can then confidently apply later scholarly interpretation presented in secondary sources in order to achieve a more accurate understanding of the most likely battlefield scenario. In writing the battle descriptions, the author has not sought analyse the evidence contained in the surviving accounts, nor embellish them beyond that which was necessary to provide clarity to the modern reader. He allows the original writers to speak for themselves, presenting the reader with a succinct version of what the ancient chroniclers tell us of these dramatic events. It is an excellent first-stop reference to the many battles of the Roman Republic.
ROMAN REPUBLIC AT WAR A Compendium of Battles from 489 to 31 B.C.
Most history books concentrate on one campaign or another when it comes to the Romans. This valuable book catalogues the entire canon of Roman Republican campaigns in a single volume, drawing on. amongst other things, contemporary accounts. If you want to start learning about the Roman Army and its campaigns, this is the place to start!
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Hardback, 318 pages