Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome

Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome

Stephen Dando-Collins

A detailed and wonderfully researched tale, following the pains and triumphs of Julius Caesar's Legio X-arguably the main well-known legion of its day-from its activation to the slogging conflict of Munda and from Thapsus, Caesar's tactical masterpiece, to the bleak siege of the Jewish citadel of Masada. greater than a trifling unit account, it comprises the background of Rome and the Roman military on the peak in their strength and gory glory. Many army historians examine Caesar's legions the world's best infantry ahead of the coming of gunpowder. This booklet exhibits why. Written in readable, well known kind, Caesar's Legion is a needs to for army buffs and a person drawn to Roman background at a severe aspect in ecu civilization.
—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.

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