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