By: Matyszak, Philip

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Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, blind-stamped medallion on cover, black endpapers. 12mo. 208 pp. Illustrated with 92 photographs and drawings, 31 of them in color. Includes a map of the Roman Empire, Glossary, recommendations for further reading, and a detailed Index. The year is AD100 and Rome stands supreme and unconquerable, from the desert sands of Mesopotamia to the misty highlands of Caledonia. But the might of Rome rests entirely on the shoulders of the legionaries, who stand strong against the barbarian hordes, pushing back the frontiers of the empire. This book a kind of unofficial guide for the new recruit, written in the same engaging and informative style as "Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day" tells you how to get in and get on in the legions, the best places to serve, life in camp, on campaign and in battle, and such things as how to stop your armour going rusty and how to storm a city. It will have immense appeal to all those who enjoy ancient history, but who want to be entertained at the same time. The work is structured in organization and tone much like two of Matyszak's previous books, Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day and Ancient Athens on 5 Drachma a Day. The conceit of the book is that it is written as if the reader actually were living in ancient times. In this case, the timeframe is during the reign of Trajan, at the height of the empire and its military glory, and just before the emperor's famous Dacian campaigns. The reader is presumed to be a Roman subject about to enter martial service; hence the title of the work, which really does come across as a handy how-to manual. The narrator is presented for the most part as a grizzled old veteran relaying his key experience to new recruits. However, the narrator is also somehow blessed by the gods with knowledge of both Rome's earliest past as well as the distant future, affording a broader historical perspective when necessary. . This book and DJ are in pristine condition. AN . Book Club Edition. B&W&Color illustrations. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 208 pp


Author Name: Matyszak, Philip

Categories: Military, Military History & Weapons, Roman History, Illustrated Books, Roman Empire,

Edition: 1st American Edition (stated). 1

Publisher: NY, Thames and Hudson: 2009

ISBN Number: 0500251517

ISBN Number 13: 9780500251515

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

Seller ID: 6090

Keywords: History Roman History Military History Roman Legions Soldiers