Storming the Heavens: Soldiers, Emperors, and Civilians in the Roman Empire (History and Warfare)

Storming the Heavens: Soldiers, Emperors, and Civilians in the Roman Empire (History and Warfare)

Antonio Santosuosso


The good fortune of the Roman empire used to be principally a result of prowess of the legions yet, likewise, a upset army used to be additionally answerable for a few of the maximum threats to the empire's harmony. This learn presents a readable and easy review of the Roman military and, particularly, the connection among infantrymen, their imperial commanders and the voters they have been purported to safeguard, from the third century BC to the fifth century advert. those centuries have been marked by way of growth and civil unrest as elements of the empire have been handled much less favourably than others and infantrymen weren't repaid. Santosuosso additionally appears to be like at Augustus' profitable makes an attempt to reorganise the military, the mutual dependence of the emperor and his armies that undefined, the lifestyle and kit of squaddies, landmark battles and specific competitors. eventually, the learn examines the defeat of the Roman military by the hands of a succession of invaders.

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