Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion

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he complete history of every Imperial Roman legion and what it achieved as a fighting force, by an award-winning autho

In that landmark publication, Stephen Dando-Collins does what no other novelist has ever hope to do: provide a complete history of every Imperial Roman legion. Based on twenty years of careful research, he covers every legion of Rome in rich detail. In he next part of anothe essay, he author utilize a detailed account of what the legionaries wore and ate, what camp life was like, what they were paid, and how they were motivated and punished. Part two describe the histories of all the legions that served Rome for three hundred years starting in 30 BC. The novel 's final section is a sweeping chronological survey of the campaigns in which the armies were involved, told from the point of view of the legions. Featuring more than 150 maps, photographs, diagrams and battle plans, Legions of Rome is an essential read for ancient history enthusiasts, military history experts and general readers alike.
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Published July 3rd 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published October 1st 2010

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The detial is exceelent with regard to the legions, but sometime an event or personality is mentioned and there is actually much detail, as these do not have much to do with the legions.

Instead they are onl mentioned and are alway interesting.

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The remaining ~400 pages is a war history of what the legions were doing from the time of Augustus to the sacking of Rome.While the book is ery informative, I got exceedingly bored with it after the first 450 pages or so as it reads mostly like a textbook.

Obviously, the best authorship is really in the firs 10 pages of he book explaining the fall of Rome and why it happened, but I 'm unsure whether those last minute notes redeem the entire section.The good: Thi nove is extremel informative despite a few glossed over points during editing.The bad: The history that constitutes 2/3 of this essay is inconsistent with its telling.The ugly: It reads like a textbook.

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verything you might possibly need to think about the legions of imperial Rome is contained in this wonderfully complete and readable book.

You could see the insignias on the shields of each legion and read its complete history from the time of Augustus to the fall of Rome.

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It feel like Stephen Dando Collins recorded his research on note cards ( not uncommon), but when it came time to rea, he hurried his organization of the cards and failed to integrate them as well as he should have.It 's not a goo read.

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It include some Republican Legions, but it should et a bit simplistic.

Another memoi include the organization of the legions and how they changed over time.

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