ROME’S THIRD SAMNITE WAR 298-290BC The Last Stand of the Linen Legion


Anyone interested in the Early Roman Republic will enjoy Roberts’ narrative and interpretation of a pivotal time in Roman history. Roberts reminds us that if you are going to build an Empire, you need to beat your neighbours first. At least that was the case for Rome that became involved in a desperate struggle for survival and supremacy against the Samnites and their allies between 298 and 290 BC.

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