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The Roman Imperial Army of the First and Second Centuries A.D.

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This classic work of scholarship scrutinizes all aspects of Roman military forces throughout the Roman Empire, in Europe, North Africa, and the Near and Middle East. Graham Webster describes the Roman army’s composition, frontier systems, camps and forts, activities in the field (including battle tactics, signaling, and medical services), and peacetime duties, as well as t ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 15th 1998 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published January 1969)
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Checkman
Apr 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Roman history buffs. Military history buffs
Graham Webster's book is considered to be one of the definitive works on the Roman Army. It is most definitely that, but it isn't for the beginner or the casual reader. Professor Webster writes the book with the eye of an archeologist. The chapters are very specific and dedicated to such topics as the soldiers clothes, armor, weapons, religious practices, the layout of their camps and forts, their daily rituals, tactics, organization in the field and in garrison.

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Al
Mar 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Compact, complete work on the Roman Imperial Army that covers just about everything one would want to know about the legions, inlcuding how they were named and where they were stationed. This is an excellent resource for the non-specialist and should be combined with Goldsworthy's more recent work. Very good read, you won't get bogged down.
S. D. Howarth
A very comprehensive work that covers all aspects of Roman Army Structure, logistics and encampment. If you need to research the subject I would highly recommend this work.
Fredrick Danysh
The Roman army changed over time. This work looks at the composition, structures, and strategies during the Imperial period. A useful reference tool.
Zac Matthews
Read most of it for an Ancient Warfare class. Good stuff.
Tom
Aug 07, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Historians
Shelves: reference
Anyone interested in the details of a Roman Legion from their organization to their religious practices will find this a useful reference manual.
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Lecturer in Romano-British Archaeology, then Senior Lecturer, then Reader, Extra-Mural Department, Birmingham University 1954-80; President, Shropshire Archaeological Society 1975-2001; OBE 1982.

An expert in the field of the Roman army, Webster can also lay a claim to have been one of the modern founders of the study of Roman pottery in Britain and to have done pioneering studies in many of the mo
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