The Roman Army, 31 BC - AD 337: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)
The Roman army is remarkable for its detailed organisation andprofessional structure. It not only extended and protected Rome'sterritorial empire which was the basis of Western civilisation, butalso maintained the politcal power of the emperors. The army was anintegral part of the society and life of the empire and illustratedmany aspects of Roman government. This sourcebook presents literaryand epigraphic material, papyri and coins which illustrate the lifeof the army from recruitment and in the field, to peacetime and thecommunity.It is designed as a basic tool for students of the Roman army andRoman history in general.