Legions and Veterans: Roman Army Papers 1971-2000, by Keppie, Lawrence
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- ISBN: 9783515077446 | 3515077448
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 12/1/2000
It was Rome's army which conquered first Italy, then a wide geographical area centred on the Mediterranean basin. Transition and change are important themes in this collection of papers, transition not only from the short-service army of the Roman Republic to a long-serving army of professionals, but also from an army of Romans to an army defending Rome, a city the soldiers were pledged to defend but which few would ever visit. The legions came increasingly to be recruited from the provinces in which they were stationed.