Adrian Goldsworthy was educated at St. John's College, Oxford, where he completed his doctorate in ancient history, specializing in the military history of the Greek and especially Roman periods. He is the author of The Roman Army at War 100 BC–AD 200, In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire, The Punic Wars, and Cannae among others. He lectures frequently and has lead several archaeological digs.
Excellent overall view of the Roman concept of how to fight war, and some insight into how it changed over the lengthy time that Rome was in conflict with just about all the known... Read morePublished 2 months ago by john j. winsch
Excellent book on Roman warfare. I found new details about 4th century roman,s I did not know before.Published 4 months ago by Warstephen
Just arrived - my friend loves to read all things ancient Roman, military & is delighted.Published 7 months ago by CES
Excellent, given that there is much about the Roman war machine that we don't know (their training program over the centuries, for example, is not clear). Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. M.Silver
I love everything ancient ... and in this discussion about Rome and it's warfare philosophy, I enjoyed the overview nature of this book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by R. Mustafa
Adrian Goldsworthy is an expert on Rome and the Roman Empire who has written many fine books on these subjects. Read morePublished on November 4, 2011 by Metallurgist
Not a bad read at all. I enjoyed the information on ancient Roman military history and warfare. The diagrams of various Roman battle formations and battles in Roman history were... Read morePublished on April 7, 2011 by David Withun
The book was generally readable, but I found it lacking the historical gems that make us stop reading, and ponder in excitement at what we just learned. Read morePublished on July 7, 2010 by J.M.D.