Roman Republic at War

A Compendium of Roman Battles from 498 to 31 BC

Don Taylor

* Catalogues and gives a brief description of every significant battle (and most insignificant ones too) known to have been fought by the Roman Republic.

* Descriptions based exclusively on early sources, presenting the literary evidence as a basis for further study.

* Each entry has a list of the sources relevant to the engagement.

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Date Published :
April 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
approx. 30 b/w tactical diagram
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781473894426
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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In a single volume, Roman Republic at War catalogues and offers a brief description of every significant battle fought by the Roman Republic between 480 and 31 BC (and most of the minor ones too). The information in each entry is drawn exclusively from Ancient texts, in order to offer a brief description of each battle based solely on the information provided by the earliest surviving sources which chronicle the event. This approach provides the reader a concise foundation of information to which they can then confidently apply later scholarly interpretation presented in secondary sources in order to achieve a more accurate understanding of the most likely battlefield scenario.

In writing the battle descriptions, the author has not sought to analyze the evidence contained in the surviving accounts, nor embellish them beyond that which was necessary to provide clarity to the modern reader. He allows the original writers to speak for themselves, presenting the reader with a succinct version of what the ancient chroniclers tell us of these dramatic events. It is an excellent first-stop reference to the many battles of the Roman Republic.

About The Author

Dr Don Taylor holds a PhD in European History with a concentration in Ancient Mediterranean Studies from Fulbright College of the University of Arkansas (USA). Since 1995 he has served as a university professor in European and Ancient History at Hardin-Simmons University, Texas and he has published and/or lectured on various topics of Greek and Roman history.


"Most history books concentrate on one campaign or another when it comes to the Romans. This amazing book by Don Taylor catalogues the entire canon of Roman Republican campaigns in a single volume, drawing on. amongst other thigns, contemporary accounts. If you want to start learning abiout the Roman Army and its campaigns, this is the place to start!"

- Books Monthly

“This book will certainly lead readers to fill in the gaps by reading more Roman history. If that is all the book does it is certainly worth its weight, but the book is much more than that and is a great reference for old hands of Roman history. The maps are especially useful for understanding exactly what each side in the battles had to contend with.”

- A Wargamers Needful Things

“Prof. Taylor (Hardin-Simmons), who has specialized in Roman history, has complied a valuable reference guide to the battles of the Roman Republic… This is an indispensable reference guide for any student of the Roman military, and a worthy companion to his earlier Roman Empire at War: A Compendium of Roman Battles from 31 B.C. to A.D. 565”

- The NYMAS Review, Autumn 2017

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