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Rome at War: Caesar and His Legacy (Essential Histories Specials 6) Paperback – March 20, 2005


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (March 20, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841768812
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841768816
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,224,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steven Saylor is the author of the ‘Roma Sub Rosa’ series of crime novels. About the latest book in the series, ‘The Judgement of Caesar’, ‘The Sunday Times’ commented, 'Saylor evokes the ancient world more convincingly than any other writer of his generation'.
C M Gilliver is lecturer in Ancient History at Cardiff University and author of ‘The Roman Art of War’ (1999). She is preparing a book on Roman siege warfare and was the historical consultant for a BBC Timewatch programme on Roman soldiers. Adrian Goldsworthy's doctoral thesis formed the basis for his first book, ‘The Roman Army at War 100 BC–AD 200’ (OUP, 1996). His research has focused on aspects of warfare in the Graeco-Roman world, and he has also written ‘Roman Warfare’ (Cassell, 2000) and ‘The Punic Wars’ (Cassell, 2000). Michael Whitby is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Warwick. He has published several articles on late Roman warfare and been involved as co-editor in ‘The Cambridge Ancient History XIV: AD 425–600’ (2000). He is currently working on a study of Warfare and Society in the later Roman world.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Randall G. Robles on October 24, 2008
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A good book in the Osprey tradition. It basically is 3 books in one from the Osprey publications. Many good maps and outlines of battles. Not as in-depth as some other books, but a great starting place for anyone interested in the Roman war machine
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Rodriguez on August 15, 2009
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Recently I have become very interested in Roman history and have found this book to be a good overview of the empire from Caesar's time forward. This text as aforementioned is a compilation of: The Gallic War, Caesars's Civil War, and Rome at War 229-696. It covers in very brief summary the major actions/wars of the Roman empire both Western and Eastern parts but due to its length 288 pages is very brief on some subjects such as battles and commander bios. That being said the most important battles: Siege of Alesia, Pharsalus, Thapsus, and Adrianople are diagrammed and some detail is provided in describing the battle. What made it a very good book is its appreciation of not just the army but of the socio-economic factors at play that either strengthened or weakened the army and how that played an integral role in the outcome of war. Overall a good book I would recommend to others
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