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4.0 out of 5 stars Great visual Impact, April 16, 2002
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This review is from: The Legionary (Roman World) (Paperback)
First and foremost, this isn't scholarly work, an academic won't find anything new here (apart from the fantastic illustrations professor connolly usually give us). He reconstructs(with a good degree of imagination) the life of a legionary in the Dacian campaign...the illustrations even depict the dreaded Dacian Falx (a sort of two handed scythe/sword, famous for severing limbs) and the added roman protections for the right arm and greaves for the legs (like in the Adamklissi monument) that they used in this campaign, he also paint legionaries wearing several kinds of armor, not just the lorica segmentata (as it is usually known today). This little volume have a second part named "the cavalryman".
Anyone who's looking for an introduction or great art on the subject of the roman army should buy this book, it's perfect for what it was made for...but remember this isn't a scholarly work.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fascinating account of the life of a legionary, April 20, 2000
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Once again a wonderful litte booklet in addition to Connolly's "The Cavalryman" concerning the life of a soldier in the legions during the time of Trajan. Vividly illustrated in great (and accurate) detail based on archeological finds this book would be enjoyable just for the drawings, but in fact its the story of the life of Tiberius Maximus which draws the attention taken from his gravestone depicting his accomplishments and service in the Roman army. The only complaint that comes to mind is the shortness of the book which could have been very good indeed if it had been fleshed out somehwat.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Connolly's paperbacks moving to a single volume?, January 9, 2007
This review is from: The Legionary (Roman World) (Paperback)
All of Connoly's are must-haves. I see the paperback versions of Roman Fort, The Legionary and The Cavalryman seem to be out of print. I have a feeling that these titles may reappear as a single volume sometime in the near future. Previous titles by this author, The Roman Army, The Greek Armies, and Hannibal and the Enemies of Rome first appeared as paperbacks in 1977-78. The content of these books came together in the single hardcover, Greece and Rome at War, in 1981. So, I expect the same thing may be happening again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Connolly-Exceptional Illustrator, April 20, 2010
This review is from: The Legionary (Roman World) (Paperback)
In 1965, a tombstone of a Roman soldier was uncovered in a Macedonian field. The tombstone provided a rich description of the deceased's service in the Roman army. Using this tombstone as a guide, Peter Connolly follows Tiberius Claudias Maximus' career. It begins with his inscription into the Legion and follows him through his basic training and finally to his infantry service in a campaign against the Dacians on the Danube frontier.

Peter Connolly is the world's foremost archaeological illustrator. His many illustrated books on ancient Rome and Greece are all classics of the genre. In "The Legionary", Connolly weds fascinating archaeological detective work with beautiful illustrations. If your child is the type of kid whose imagination is fired by seeing detailed images, this book is a must purchase. But be warned, once you have purchased one Peter Connolly book, you will soon find yourself searching for more of his books. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, September 28, 2014
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great reference for RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons
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The Legionary (Roman World) by Peter Connolly (Paperback - April 23, 1998)
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