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The Last Legionary: Life as a Roman Soldier in Britain AD400

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This text covers all aspects of late Roman military life, from recruitment to weaponry, marriage to wages, warfare to religion. It explores the world of the Roman soldier through the eyes of one man, posted to a British garrison at the edge of the empire facing the imminent collapse of Roman rule.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by The History Press
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Jane
Nov 22, 2013 Jane rated it it was amazing
This book was unbelievable and informative!!! Very easy to read, three strands of narrative are woven together to give you the complete picture of the Roman soldier in Britannia in the late Roman Empire. First, there was straight nonfiction information. Secondly, narration included the representative experiences of a fictional 'Everyman' Roman common soldier, Gaius. The book covers Gaius's whole military career: from enlistment through honorable discharge and beyond. Thirdly, the author brings i ...more
David
Lots of detail about the end of the empire in Roman Britain. The author really knows his stuff. Interesting observations based on his own experiences reenacting the life a Roman soldier.
Dave
May 19, 2012 Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not much of a story, but this is a GREAT resource for 4th, 5th Century research. It goes as far as breaking down to the different articles of clothing, and how it was decorated.
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