Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome
—T. R. Fehrenbach, writer of this type of battle, Lone big name, and Comanches
Stephen Dando-Collins paints a bright and definitive portrait of everyday life within the 10th Legion as he follows Caesar and his males alongside the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This remarkable regimental heritage finds numerous formerly unknown information about Roman army practices, Caesar's behavior as a commander and his relationships with officials and legionaries, and the day-by-day regimen and self-discipline of the Legion. From penetrating insights into the brain of history's maximum basic to a grunt's-eye view of the grotesque realities of struggle within the Classical Age, this special and riveting real account units a brand new average of exellence and aspect to which all authors of historic army historical past will now aspire.
First to Germany, and later to Britain, the place he it sounds as if ended his days. c06.qxd 12/5/01 4:56 PM web page sixty three R E V OLT A N D R E V E N G E sixty three Now the tenth and its fellow legions spent the remainder of the 12 months mopping up the ultimate resistance—like stamping out the final flickerings of flame on the fringe of a smothered brush fireplace. Recalcitrant tribes within the west and southwest have been now punished. within the southwest, Caesar effectively besieged town of Uxellodenum, close to smooth Vayrac. After it.
His males the right way to achieve excessive of an enemy protect and strike on the face of the soldier at the different facet with the purpose of his sword. As he did, he felt a blow to the part of the top. He by no means even observed it coming. The energy without warning tired c11.qxd 12/5/01 126 5:22 PM web page 126 C A E S A R ’S l e g io n from his legs. He sagged to his knees. His head was once spinning. Dazed, he persevered to name out to his males to spur them on. As he spoke, a legionary of the first Legion at once contrary.
may well achieve it have been normal Favonius; normal Lentulus, commander of definitely the right wing department; and common Publius Lentulus Spinther. The fourth guy could were Pompey’s secretary, Philip. The 5 riders galloped north towards town of Larisa, whose humans have been sympathetic towards Pompey. at the highway, they encountered a gaggle of thirty cavalrymen. As Pompey’s generals drew their swords to guard their chief they famous the cavalry as one in all Labienus’s squadrons, intact, unscathed, and.
just a couple of miles, harried by way of Labienus’s troops all of the method, whilst one other competition strength swept into its direction. Led by way of the fiery basic Marcus Petreius, who’d escaped from Spain with basic Afranius after which from Greece with Labienus, this strength of 16 hundred c15.qxd 12/5/01 154 5:29 PM web page 154 C A E S A R ’S l e g io n picked Numidian cavalry and a few mild infantry bring to a halt Caesar from his base. Caesar had no selection yet make a stand, and to realize the good thing about excessive flooring.
loved the adulation of the crowds in a chain of Triumphs for his victories in Egypt, Pontus, and Africa, and, via a few debts, additionally for Gaul. simply because a Triumph may possibly in simple terms be celebrated over overseas enemies, Thapsus was once known as a victory over King Juba of Numidia. yet caring information had reached Caesar from Spain. while the Pompey brothers landed in Farther Spain, Caesar’s legions dependent there, the second and the Indigena, either former Pompeian devices, had abandoned Caesar’s commander, normal.