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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson (Sept. 30 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500051240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500051245
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 20.3 x 26.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #282,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Bluewater guy on May 17 2014
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I found it to be a good general overview of the roman army from the days of the republic to late antiquity. Not as much detail on the tactics of the roman army as I had hoped.
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By Kyle on Feb. 24 2014
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This is possibly the best Amazon purchase I have ever made. The book is absolutely beautiful, filled with amazing diagrams and pictures and very straightforward. This book is essential for anyone interested in Antiquity and the amount of detail given provides an indispensable reference book for students or teachers. This is an amazing book, and the price is awesome!
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I am not an expert on ancient warfare or the development of military strategy or technology, just a writer needing some background material. That said, this book gave me and will continue to give me what I need for accurate plotting and research. I have also read Roman Warfare by the same author and found that it, too, was very helpful.

What I liked about this book was the simplicity of writing, the quality of illustrations and paper used, and the logical movement of the book from the earliest Roman armies through Late Antiquity. Chapters cover the development of the chain of command through the republic and the Principate, equipment, recruitment and training, frontier duties, battle strategies, sieges, the army's peacetime duties, the layouts of the marching camps and permanent forts, and naval warfare. There are some descriptions about particular battles and war heros as well.

The Complete Roman Army is engaging and easy to read. It is also loaded with fascinating facts, even for a pacifist like myself.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Rivette on July 14 2004
Format: Hardcover
Mr Goldsworthy has done an excellent job of taking much of the information in his book "The Roman Army at War" and bringing it to a much more accepable form for the casual or first time reader. There is still much information for the person who thinks he/she knows alot about the Roman Army and the illustrations go a long way toward making the book easy to read and understand. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and it makes an excellent addition to anyone's bookshelf.
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful By The Nemean Lion Of Herculean Bitterness on May 18 2004
Format: Hardcover
I've oft received genocidally scorching disparagement for not being "sunshiny" enough, or even just "cordial" or "respectful" enough-but the tide must be turning and the sun breaking through the downcast clouds, for I'm about to reward a product with utter compliments!!!! Goldsworthy's "The Complete Roman Army" is THE grandest omnipotent authoritativeness in affectionately scrutinizing every last detail of the Republic's, Principate's, and Late Antiquity's armies, that it could be construed as corrosively schizophrenic, but in a good way: ordering and cataloguing of everything material to the Roman army's application. Goldsworthy attentively covers literally every inevitable relevance, from pay, rank, life in the army, evolution of the army, decline of the army, uses of the army, battle strategy and psychology, types of battle, siege methodology, army formation, varying units and/or branches of the army, famous Roman engagements, command structure, and I could persist infinitely including all the carefully handled vitalities in Goldsworthy's exhaustively comprehensive volume-it's THAT incisive. To designate Goldsworthy's work as a textbook wouldn't be depreciating; though written with warm inclusiveness for general audiences' interests, with its crisply straightforward presentation, it's useable for study, yet far from the distantly technical format inside textbooks.
The book's divided into the three progressive evolutions of the Roman army, with two complimentary chapters on "The Life of a Roman Soldier" and "The Army at War" interjected between. In each chapter, Goldsworthy further delves into subheadings which the chapter subject additionally diverts to.
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