Intelligence Activities in Ancient Rome: Trust in the Gods But Verify
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Intelligence Activities in Ancient Rome: Trust in the Gods But Verify (Studies in Intelligence)

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Professor Sheldon uses the modern concept of the intelligence cycle to trace intelligence activities in Rome whether they were done by private citizens, the government, or the military.

Examining a broad range of activities the book looks at the many types of espionage tradecraft that have left their traces in the ancient sources:

* intelligence and counterintelligence gathe...more
Hardcover, 317 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Routledge (first published December 16th 2004)
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A very good, detailed treatment of Roman intelligence from early Rome up to the late empire, with special focus on particular campaigns where intelligence or lack thereof played a key role (Parthia, Hannibal, Caesar's invasion of Britain). I particularly enjoyed the sections on the scouts of the frontier as well as the chapter on the frumentarii. I assume if you're picking this up you already know what you're getting into, and there's a lot of good stuff here.
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