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Adrianople AD 378 : The Goths Crush Rome's Legions (Campaign, 84)
by Simon MacDowall
(Paperback)

Appian's Roman History : The Civil Wars
by Appian, Horace White Appian, Horace White (Translator)
Hardcover Vol 004 (June 1979)
Harvard Univ Pr; ISBN: 0674990064

Aeneas Tacticus Asclepiodotus Onasander (Lcl, 156)
Aeneas Tacticus
Paperback
Published by Harvard Univ Pr December 1987
ISBN: 0674991729
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The Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest
The Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest
by Peter S. Wells
Hardcover from W.W. Norton & Company
 
Cannae 216 BC : Hannibal Smashes Rome's Army (Campaign Series, No 36)
by Mark Healy
Listed under Hannibal
 
Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome
by Stephen Dando-Collins
"A unique and splendidly researched story, following the trials and triumphs of Julius Caesar's Legio X –arguably the most famous legion of its day– from its activation to the slogging battle of Munda and from Thapsus, Caesar's tactical masterpiece, to the grim siege of the Jewish fortress of Masada." –T. R. Fehrenbach, author of This Kind of War, Lone Star, and Comanches

They were the most famous and accomplished military unit of their day, raised personally by Julius Caesar as the first step in his relentless quest for glory and power. Caesar's Tenth Legion took the lead role in all of his battles, from their bloody initiation in Spain and Portugal to the conquest of Gaul, the invasion of Britain, and the battles of the civil war. In Caesar's Legion, Stephen Dando-Collins provides an extraordinarily detailed history of the Tenth Legion–its officers, its men, and its incredible string of victories, which continued even after Caesar's death with the Siege of Jerusalem. 

Based on the author's thirty years of painstaking research into the Roman military, using sources ranging from classical texts to tombstone inscriptions, this unprecedented regimental history paints an uncommonly vivid portrait of daily life in a Roman legion as it follows Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. It was here that ambitious Romans built reputations through conquest, raw recruits became hardened foot soldiers, and the Tenth Legion became a killing machine–marching, digging, charging, ramming down gates, scaling battlements, storming through towns and villages, and slaughtering anyone who stood in their way. 

Throughout this harrowing tale, Dando-Collins reveals previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesar's conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionaries, and the daily routine and discipline of a Roman legion–from the legion buddy system to the banks legions operated for their soldiers, from Rome's version of the U.S. Pentagon to new information about the legion recruiting system. We learn what a legionary had for breakfast, find out about his training, weapons, clothes, and pastimes, and discover the brutal discipline conscripts endured. 

From penetrating insights into the mind of history's greatest general to a grunt's-eye view of the gruesome realities of war in the Classical Age, this unique and riveting account sets a new standard of excellence and detail to which all authors of history will now aspire. The Publisher

Hardcover: 336 pages
John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471095702; 1 edition (January 18, )

 
The Civil War : With the Anonymous Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars (Oxford World's Classics)
by Julius Caesar, John Carter (Translator)
 
The Complete Roman Army
The Complete Roman Army
by Adrian Goldsworthy
Hardcover from Thames & Hudson
 
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
by Edward Gibbon
Listed under Roman Empire

Early Roman Armies (Men-At-Arms, No 283)
Nick Sekunda, et al
Paperback: 48 pages
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 1855325136;

Exploratio : Military and Political Intelligence in the Roman World from the Second Punic War to the Battle of Adrianople
by N. J. E. Austin, N. B. Rankov
(Paperback)

Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire : From the First Century A.D. to the Third
by Edward N. Luttwak, J. F. Gilliam (Foreword)
(Paperback - February 1979)

Hannibal : A History of the Art of War Among the Carthaginians and Romans Down to the Battle of Pydna, 168 B.C.
by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
Listed under Hannibal

I, Claudius : From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54
by Robert Graves
Listed under Roman Emperors

The Imperial Roman Army
by Yann Le Bohec, Yann Le Bohec
(Paperback)

Late Roman Infantryman 236-565 AD (Warrior, No 9)
by Simon MacDowall, Gerry Embleton (Illustrator), Gerry Embleeton (Illustrator)
Paperback - 64 pages
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 1855324199

The Making of the Roman Army : From Republic to Empire
by Lawrence Keppie
(Paperback)

The Marriage of Roman Soldiers (13 B.C.-A.D. 235) : Law and Family in the Imperial Army (Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition, 24)
by Sara Elise Phang
(Hardcover)

The Praetorian Guard Elite 50
The bodyguard of the Roman emperors from Augustus to Constantine.
The Praetorian Guard of Imperial Rome was the power behind the throne, with the ability to make or break an Emperor. Its origins lay in the guards units of republican commanders and the units of Octavian and Anthony that fought at Actium. This title covers the organisation, dress and history from these early days to the Guard's effective destruction at the battle of Milvian Bridge in AD 312, and also details the guard units of the third and fourth centuries that replaced those lost. 
ISBN: 1855323613

The Punic Wars
by Adrian Goldsworthy
Listed under Hannibal & Carthage

Republican Roman Army 200-104 BC (Men-At-Arms Series, No 291)
Nick Sekunda, et al
Paperback

Roman Legions Recreated in Colour Photographs
(Europa Militaria, Special, Vol 2)
by Daniel Peterson
The 500-year story of the evolution of the Roman legionary, his armor and equipment is told in vivid color photographs of museum-quality reconstructions. The Roman soldier is reconstructed by actors authentically armored and equipped. 
ISBN: 1861262647
(Paperback - January 1992)

The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars
(AD 226-363 : A Documentary History)
by Michael H. Dodgeon (Editor), Samuel N.C. Lieu (Editor)
The volume includes translations of such diverse sources as Zosimus, John Malalas, Al-Tabari and Moses of Chorene.
Paperback Reprint edition (March )
Routledge; ISBN: 0415103177

Roman Warfare (History of Warfare)
by Adrian Goldsworthy, John Keegan (Editor)
(Hardcover)

Romano-Byzantine Armies 4th - 9th Century (Men-At-Arms, No. 247)
David Nicolle, A. McBride (Illustrator)
Paperback

Rome's Enemies : Gallic and British Celts (Men-At-Arms, No 158)
Peter Wilcox 
Paperback / Published 1985

Rome's Enemies : Parthians and Sassanid Persians (Men-At-Arms Series, 175)
Peter Wilcox
Paperback / Published 1986

Rome's Enemies : The Desert Frontier (Men-At-Arms, No. 243)
David Nicolle, Angus McBride (Illustrator)
Paperback / Published 1992

Scipio Africanus : Greater Than Napoleon
by B. H. Liddell Hart, Michael Grant
Paperback - 281 pages
Da Capo Pr; ISBN: 0306805839

The Twelve Caesars
by Suetonius, translated by Robert Graves
Listed under Roman Emperors

Rome and Persia at War, 502-532 (ARCA, Classical and Medieval Texts, Papers and Monographs 37)
by Geoffrey Greatrex
(Hardcover)
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Trajan's Column : A New Edition of the Cichorius Plates, Introduction, Commentary and Notes
by Frank Lepper, Sheppard Frere
(Hardcover - December 1988)
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The Roman Army at War: 100 BC - AD 200 (Oxford Classical Monographs)
by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
(Paperback)
 

Guardians of the Roman Empire
by Osprey Military
The Praetorian Guard in detail - arms, organisation, equipment and history.
Paperback: 64 pages
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 1855329417; (November )
 
The Rise and Decline of the Late Roman Field Army
by Richard S. Cromwell
(Hardcover)

The Thirty Years War: The Holy Roman Empire and Europe, 1618-48
by Ronald G. Asch
Paperback: 224 pages
Palgrave Macmillan; ISBN: 0312165854;

Warfare in the Classical World : An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons, Warriors and Warfare in the Ancient Civilisations of Greece and Rome
by John Gibson Warry
Listed under Ancient Weaponry

Roman Army : Wars of the Empire (Brassey's History of Uniforms)
by Graham Sumner, Graham Turner (Illustrator)
(Hardcover)
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