By Nick Sekunda
The primary resource of data at the Roman Republican military is the 6th publication of the Histories of the Greek historian Polybius, written a bit earlier than 150BC. This enticing textual content via Nicholas Sekunda attracts seriously in this very important resource to stipulate the apparatus and service provider of the Roman Republican military from 200вЂ“104 BC вЂ“ a time while Rome was once becoming from a neighborhood to an international energy. With lots of pictures and illustrations, together with 8 shiny complete web page color plates by means of Angus McBride, this attention-grabbing quantity examines such themes because the Roman protect, helmets, the cuirass, greaves, the pilum, legion business enterprise, the principales and the strategies they hired. Men-at-Arms 283, 291 and forty six also are on hand in one quantity certain variation as вЂCaesarвЂ™s LegionsвЂ™.
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