Roman Centurions 31 BC-AD 500: The Classical and Late Empire and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $17.95
  • Save: $4.51 (25%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Roman Centurions 31 BC-AD... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by dcgoodwill
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine and cover may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can This item was a donation to Goodwill of Greater Washington. Thanks for your order from Goodwill of Greater Washington.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Roman Centurions 31 BC-AD 500: The Classical and Late Empire (Men-at-Arms) Paperback – February 21, 2012

17 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$13.44
$7.58 $6.57
$13.44 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Roman Centurions 31 BC-AD 500: The Classical and Late Empire (Men-at-Arms) + Roman Centurions 753-31 BC: The Kingdom and the Age of Consuls (Men-at-Arms) + Roman Legionary AD 69-161 (Warrior)
Price for all three: $43.53

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

"...written by an authority on the era and offers a range of new approaches to the appearance and role of the early  centurions. Any early military history collection needs this."
-- James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (August 2012)

About the Author

DR RAFFAELE D’AMATO is an experienced Turin-based researcher of the ancient and medieval military worlds. After achieving his first PhD in Romano-Byzantine Law, and having collaborated with the University of Athens, he gained a second doctorate in Roman military archaeology. He currently works as vicehead of the Laboratory of the Danubian Provinces at the University of Ferrara, under Professor Livio Zerbini. This is his sixth book for Osprey.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Men-at-Arms (Book 479)
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (February 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849087954
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849087957
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.2 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #326,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Anibal Madeira on June 2, 2012
Format: Paperback
In this book we leave behind the Republic. The centurions of the classical and late empire, although sharing many military roles with Republican centurions, developed into something more: A possibility of social ascension, a cadre of tough and obedient public administrators, political police officers and even enforcers for Emperors and senior politicians.

The Imperial period Centurions and Centenarius (in the late empire) are now disclosed in this small but marvelous book by one of the greatest investigators specialized in ancient Rome. With academic rigor and intelligent reasoning, Prof D'Amato guides the reader through the careers, lives, equipment, clothing and social status of those officers that were the true anima of the Roman Army. As always, he "discloses" great pictures of rarely published artifacts and sculptures, like the one probably representing a centurion wearing a lorica Segmentata (MOST probably; the sword in the left hip is quite a giveaway for the period in question; also the staff in his right hand and the richly embossed attic helmet wouldn't be usual in a legionary), from the Templum Gentis Flaviae; or the leather and linen greaves (or lining of the greaves) in the Vindonissa Museum! Other artifacts are given new and logical interpretations or possibilities, like the tombstone of T. Calidius.

The art from Giuseppe Rava details with unparalleled detail the equipment, creating magnificent aids to better visualize the explanations of Prof. D'Amato.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Aristotle S. Spencer on February 20, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is a great addition to one's library on Roman history. The author's main intention is to use primary sources, Roman writers and archaeological finds, to outline the centurion's career path and also explain his role in Roman military and civil society. He also devotes a considerable amount of space in describing and illustrating extremely well their equipment.

Dr Raffaele D'Amato writes in a way that is easy to understand and enjoy. The colour plates are brilliant (drawn by his co-author Giuseppe Rava) and they act as a major draw card when purchasing this book or others from Osprey Publishing.

This book is a sequel to his first book `Roman Centurions 753-31 BC' and both are a great reference source on Roman centurions. I have read both with great satisfaction.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John A. McIntosh on September 17, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A small but wonderful book on the 1st Century Roman Centurion, with excellent details and graphics about the backbone of the Roman Army. Powerful men who trained the Roman soldiers and Interacted with the local population. I'm studing the Centurions in the New Testament and how the occupying power in Israel delt with the political and religious in the first century. A very helpful addition to my library.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Ancient Rome is a fascinating subject, especially when one considers that they were once masters of the known world for a long period of time. Of course one of the primary reasons for this was the well armed and organized military of Rome. Along with the exquisite illustrations, the information provided in the book is surprisingly detailed considering how slim the volume is. Being an amateur hobby historian, it was good to read the relevant information without being bogged down. This book was good also based on the fact that it covered the time period most people associate with ancient Roman history, so it was informative to learn the facts compared to the fiction Hollywood sometimes gives us regarding that time period.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Hacker15 on October 24, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
If you're a student of Ancient Rome and her military institutions, this book is for you. Great read and written for the non-specialist.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Great information on the professional company- and lower field-grade Roman officer equivalents in the Classical and Late Empire. This volume contains numerous illustrations and handsome colored plates showing the various uniforms worn over the centuries; it also discusses the recruitment, missions and social relations of the centurions. Just be sure to get the paperback version; the colored plates are hard to read and cross-reference with the notes on Kindle.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By m ziemann on April 8, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is very specific as to its subject matter. It encompasses a glad group of individuals necessary to the success of the Roman army. I thought it was well written and illustrated. See for your self.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Beautifully illustrated book after a long scientific research on the armament, service and life of Roman centurion from the beginning to the end of the imperial age (1 - 5 century AD)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Roman Centurions 31 BC-AD 500: The Classical and Late Empire (Men-at-Arms)
This item: Roman Centurions 31 BC-AD 500: The Classical and Late Empire (Men-at-Arms)
Price: $13.44
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com