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Roman Military Equipment: From the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome

by M. C. Bishop, J. C. N. Coulston

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This book brings together evidence from all over the Roman Empire to examine the development of Roman military equipment. Rome's rise to Empire is often stated to have owed much to the efficiency and military skill of her armies and their technological superiority over barbarian enemies. However, just how advanced was Roman military equipment that would have been available, what would it have looked like and how would it have functioned? - these are a few of the questions discussed in this book.… (more)

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If you read no other book on this subject, read this. ( )
  rnsulentic | Jul 2, 2010 |
Excellent resource for the archeological evidence about what Roman soldiers used for weapons and armor. ( )
  dsullivan800 | Sep 29, 2008 |
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This book brings together evidence from all over the Roman Empire to examine the development of Roman military equipment. Rome's rise to Empire is often stated to have owed much to the efficiency and military skill of her armies and their technological superiority over barbarian enemies. However, just how advanced was Roman military equipment that would have been available, what would it have looked like and how would it have functioned? - these are a few of the questions discussed in this book.

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