Storming The Heavens: Soldiers, Emperors, And Civilians In The Roman Empire, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Storming The Heavens

Soldiers, Emperors, And Civilians In The Roman Empire, 1st Edition

By Antonio Santosuosso

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In the closing years of the second century B.C., the ancient world watched as the Roman armies maintained clear superiority over all they surveyed. But, social turmoil prevailed at the heart of her territories, led by an increasing number of dispossessed farmers, too little manpower for the army, and an inevitable conflict with the allies who had f

Table of Contents

Introduction -- All-Rich and Poor, Well-Born, and Commoners-Must Defend the State -- Armies of Pillagers -- Julius Caesar: Thoughts and Actions of a Commander -- Of Gods, Military Leaders, and Politicians -- "My Soldiers, My Army, My Fleet" -- How to Manage an Empire: Strengths and Pitfalls -- Enemies on the Borders, Violence at Home: Soldiers as the Makers of Emperors -- Rome Is No More: The End of the Empire -- Epilogue

About the Author

Antonio Santosuosso is professor of history at the University of Western Ontario.

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HISTORY / General