Arms And Armour of the Imperial Roman Soldier
From Marius to Commodus
Imprint: Frontline Books
320 Pages, 8 x 10 in, more than 400 b/w and color illustrations
- September 2009
- Temporarily out of stock. Ships in 8-12 weeks.
Arms and Armour of the Imperial Roman Soldier sheds new light on the many different types of armour used by the Roman soldier, and combines written and artistic sources with the analysis of old and new archaeological finds. With a huge wealth of plates and illustrations, which include ancient paintings, mosaics, sculptures and coin depictions, this book gives the reader an unparalleled visual record of this fascinating period of military history.
This book, the first of three volumes, examines the period from Marius to Commodus. Volume II will cover the period from Commodus to Justinian, and Volume III will look at the period from Romulus to Marius.
"…a significant contribution to the understanding of the Roman Army" ~Bryn Mawr Classical Review
“…provides a wealth of textual and archaeological evidence….slaughters some rather old sacred cows, but at the same time it’s one of the freshest insights into old sources…wealth of information covered is stunning…” ~United Nations of Roma Victrix Review