1st Edition

The Republican Roman Army A Sourcebook

By Michael M. Sage Copyright 2008
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Republican Roman Army assembles a wide range of source material and introduces the latest scholarship on the evolution of the Roman Army and the Roman experience of war. The author has carefully selected and translated key texts, many of them not previously available in English, and provided them with comprehensive commentaries and essays.

    This wide-ranging survey of documents recreates the social and historical framework in which ancient Roman warfare took place – from the Archaic and Servian period through to the Late Republic. The topics addressed extend beyond the conventional questions of army mechanics such as strategy and tactics, and explore questions such as the army’s influence on Roman society and its economy.

    Complete with notes, index and bibliography, The Republican Roman Army provides students of Ancient and Military History with an unprecedented survey of relevant materials.

    1. Rome's Earliest Armies: The Archaic and Servian Period  2. The Development of the Manipular Army 3. The Army of the Late Republic


    Michael M. Sage received his Ph. D from the University of Toronto in 1973 and has been a member of the faculty of Classics at the University of Cincinnati since 1975.

    "A much needed addition to the corpus of material available concerning the Roman army in the Republic and would be useful for both students and enthusiasts alike. It is the first major sourcebook which covers the entirety of Roman republican warfare and as such its collection of standard literary passages, important inscriptions and discussions a few key archaeological discoveries represents an invaluable tool for anyone interested in the subject. The translations in the book are also generally excellent, capturing both technical nuance and dramatic flair with equal ability." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review