Dr. Michael Schmitz traces Roman involvement in the Danube region from first contact with the Thracians after the Third Macedonian War in the 2nd century BC to the ultimate conquest of Dacia by Trajan in the early years of the 2nd Century AD. Like the other volumes in this series, this book gives a clear narrative of the course of these wars, explaining how the Roman war machine coped with formidable new foes and the challenges of unfamiliar terrain and climate. Specially commissioned color plates bring the main troop types vividly to life in meticulously researched detail.
"Much of the study’s focus region is poorly covered in English-language publications in general, which should make the volume popular with its proper readership..." ~Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"A good book for those interested in Roman policy and strategy or in frontier studies." ~The NYMAS Review
"I enjoyed the read and it has certainly given me much food for thought on how I can look to differentiate further my Dacians from a typical 'vanilla warband' army into a force that could pose more problems for a Roman foe, giving as it does a very good read, providing a very clear narrative of the wars in the area together with an account of how the Romans coped with the foes and terrain they encountered." ~JJ's Wargames
“It took Rome more than a century to conquer the Dacians. This work covers those campaigns in detail.” ~Military Heritage