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The Making of the Roman Army: From Republic to Empireby L. J. F. Keppie
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The Making of the Roman Army explores how a small citizen militia guarding a village on the banks of the Tiber evolved into the professional Roman army. Lawrence Keppie pays particular attention to the transitional period between Republic and Empire - the time of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and Augustus. Keppie overcomes the traditional dichotomy between a historical view of the Republic and an archaeological approach to the Empire by making the most of the often overlooked archaeological evidence from the earlier years.
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Examines the evolution of the Roman army from a small citizen militia guarding a village on the banks of the Tiber to a formidable professional army in the mid-first century AD. First published in 1948 by B.T. Batsford, with a 1987 revision and reprints in 1988 and 1991; this new edition includes a new preface and an updated bibliography.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-259) and index.
About the Author
Lawrence Keppie is Reader in Roman Archaeology at the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow. He is the author of Understanding Roman Inscriptions, Scotland?s Roman Remains, and a forthcoming book on the Roman Army in the Early Empire.
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