Richard Abdy, on the other hand, offers a dose of national service. His introduction to the Roman army covers organisation, tactics, officers, auxiliaries, equipment, discipline, and everyday life. Any volunteers? Believe it or not, the Roman Imperial Army was a 100% volunteer force. Earlier books in the series cover Greek and Roman gods, Roman history, Roman emperors, and the city of Rome. Recommended.
Chosen by Neil Faulkner, Romanist, and author of books including The Decline and Fall of Roman Britain and Rome: empire of the eagles.
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