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The Resource Warfare in the Roman Republic : from the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium, Lee L. Brice, editor

Warfare in the Roman Republic : from the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium, Lee L. Brice, editor

Label
Warfare in the Roman Republic : from the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium
Title
Warfare in the Roman Republic
Title remainder
from the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium
Statement of responsibility
Lee L. Brice, editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few ancient institutions capture students' interests and imaginations more than the Roman army. The conquest of territory that we still recognize, the sense of a professional military that is the forerunner of our modern armies, and the leaders all draw students, both young and old, to the army. Students often joke that ancient history should be easy because it is ancient, thinking that it does not change because it is so old. Indeed, much of what we call the drums-and-trumpets style of work is stuck in old methods and styles. But the reality is that military history, including the history of ancient warfare, is changing all the time. Just as historians in other specializations started drawing on new methods and engaging in more social history, postcolonial history, and cultural history after 1945, so did military historians. This led to the emergence of a war-and-society approach. By 1970 historians could refer to a new military history that drew heavily on the social sciences and other fields to consider warfare in new ways. Other specialized fields of study have also opened up military history: conflict archaeology, crowd psychology, game theory, and forensic anthropology have had an enormous impact on the way historians approach ancient warfare. We have new topics of detailed study such as mutiny, battlefield physiology, and gender, as well as new ways of looking at traditional topics such as logistics, economics, combat motivation, and death. Archaeologists uncover new artifacts, sites, and sources such as new inscriptions that illustrate features of Roman career paths. Specialists using new laboratory sciences reveal previously unavailable data, including the ways in which particular weapon use can appear in skeletal remains. Historians employ new ways of looking at old and new evidence to reveal lost information, examine neglected topics, or elaborate new interpretations. As a result, the field of ancient history, including military history, is a far cry from students' misconceptions of it as static. Another traditional reason for the continuing fascination with ancient military history is the inspirational quality found in famous leaders and battles of the past. Traditional military history has typically had a strong educational element--training leadership skills through biographies of famous commanders. Ancient Roman warfare has provided a number of leaders--Caesar is the most obvious example, but we cannot ignore Scipio Africanus, Scipio Aemilianus, Pompey, and Antony, among so many others. Regardless of their success in locating the elusive recipe, authors continue to present the lives and actions of important ancient leaders for the leadership and historical lessons we may draw from their careers.--Adapted from introduction
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.020937/09014
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG89
LC item number
.W38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brice, Lee L
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rome
  • Military art and science
  • Military history, Ancient
  • Military art and science
  • Military history, Ancient
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Kriegführung
  • Römisches Reich
Label
Warfare in the Roman Republic : from the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium, Lee L. Brice, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: The Entries, A--Z, 1--212 -- Actium, Battle of -- Aemilius Lepidus, Marcus -- Aemilius Paullus, Lucius -- Allies, Roman -- Antonius, Marcus -- Arms and Armor, Roman -- Artillery -- Cannae, Battle of -- Carthage -- Cassius Longinus, Gaius -- Cavalry -- Celts -- Centurions -- Civil War I -- Civil War II -- Civil War III -- Cleopatra VII -- Comitia Centuriata -- Cornelius Cinna, Lucius -- Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus, Publius -- Cornelius Scipio Africanus, Publius -- Cornelius Sulla Felix, Lucius -- Cynoscephalae, Battle of -- Decimation -- Discipline -- Elephants, War -- Etruscan Wars -- Etruscan Wars, Causes of the -- Etruscan Wars, Consequences of the -- Evocati -- Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, Quintus -- Fleet, Roman -- Forts -- Gallic Wars -- Greece -- Hannibal -- Imperium -- Jugurthine War -- Julius Caesar, Gaius -- Julius Caesar Octavianus, Gaius -- Junius Brutus, Marcus -- Latin Wars -- Legion, Cohort -- Legion, Manipular/Polybian
  • Contents note continued: Legionary Commanders -- Licinius Crassus, Marcus -- Licinius Lucullus, Lucius -- Livy -- Macedonian Wars -- Magnesia, Battle of -- Marius, Gaius -- Military Decorations -- Military Oath -- Mithradates VI -- Mutiny -- Parthian Empire -- Pharsalus, Battle of -- Philippi, Battle of -- Piracy -- Plutarch -- Polybius -- Pompeius Magnus, Gnaeus -- Pompeius Magnus, Sextus -- Proletarians -- Ptolemaic Dynasty -- Punic Wars -- Punic Wars, Causes of the -- Punic Wars, Consequences of the -- Pydna, Battle of -- Pyrrhic Wars -- Quaestor -- Quinctius Flamininus, Titus -- Rome -- Sallust -- Samnite Wars -- Seleucid Dynasty -- Sempronius Gracchus, Gaius -- Sempronius Gracchus, Tiberius -- Senate -- Sertorius, Quintus -- Siege -- Slaves and Camp Followers -- Slave Wars, Sicilian -- Social War -- Spanish Wars -- Spartacus Slave War -- Standards -- Stipendium -- Syracuse -- Training -- Tribunes, Military -- Triumph -- Triumvirate, First -- Triumvirate, Second
  • Contents note continued: Vipsanius Agrippa, Marcus -- Zama, Battle of -- Documents -- 1. Polybius, Organization of a Manipular Legion -- 2. Polybius, Setting up a Roman Fort -- 3. Polybius on Punishments, Rewards, and Pay -- 4. Polybius, Treatment of Spoils and Booty -- 5. Polybius, Prelude to Cannae, the Battle of the Trebia River -- 6. Polybius, The Disaster---Battle of Cannae -- 7. Polybius, Roman Siege I, Capture of Carthago Nova -- 8. Polybius, Victory at the Battle of Zama -- 9. Polybius, Revenge at the Battle of Cynoscephalae -- 10. Polybius, Macedonian Phalanx versus the Roman Legion -- 11. Livy, A Centurion's Long Career -- 12. Caesar, Cohort Legion in Combat -- 13. Plutarch, Rome versus Parthia at the Battle of Carrhae -- 14. Caesar, Roman Siege II, Capture of Massilia -- 15. Caesar, Roman versus Roman, Battle of Pharsalus -- 16. Galba, Roman versus Roman, Battle of Mutina -- 17. Appian, An End of Discipline during Civil War
Control code
ocn865452388
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781610692991
Lccn
2013048640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610692984
  • (OCoLC)865452388
Label
Warfare in the Roman Republic : from the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium, Lee L. Brice, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: The Entries, A--Z, 1--212 -- Actium, Battle of -- Aemilius Lepidus, Marcus -- Aemilius Paullus, Lucius -- Allies, Roman -- Antonius, Marcus -- Arms and Armor, Roman -- Artillery -- Cannae, Battle of -- Carthage -- Cassius Longinus, Gaius -- Cavalry -- Celts -- Centurions -- Civil War I -- Civil War II -- Civil War III -- Cleopatra VII -- Comitia Centuriata -- Cornelius Cinna, Lucius -- Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus, Publius -- Cornelius Scipio Africanus, Publius -- Cornelius Sulla Felix, Lucius -- Cynoscephalae, Battle of -- Decimation -- Discipline -- Elephants, War -- Etruscan Wars -- Etruscan Wars, Causes of the -- Etruscan Wars, Consequences of the -- Evocati -- Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, Quintus -- Fleet, Roman -- Forts -- Gallic Wars -- Greece -- Hannibal -- Imperium -- Jugurthine War -- Julius Caesar, Gaius -- Julius Caesar Octavianus, Gaius -- Junius Brutus, Marcus -- Latin Wars -- Legion, Cohort -- Legion, Manipular/Polybian
  • Contents note continued: Legionary Commanders -- Licinius Crassus, Marcus -- Licinius Lucullus, Lucius -- Livy -- Macedonian Wars -- Magnesia, Battle of -- Marius, Gaius -- Military Decorations -- Military Oath -- Mithradates VI -- Mutiny -- Parthian Empire -- Pharsalus, Battle of -- Philippi, Battle of -- Piracy -- Plutarch -- Polybius -- Pompeius Magnus, Gnaeus -- Pompeius Magnus, Sextus -- Proletarians -- Ptolemaic Dynasty -- Punic Wars -- Punic Wars, Causes of the -- Punic Wars, Consequences of the -- Pydna, Battle of -- Pyrrhic Wars -- Quaestor -- Quinctius Flamininus, Titus -- Rome -- Sallust -- Samnite Wars -- Seleucid Dynasty -- Sempronius Gracchus, Gaius -- Sempronius Gracchus, Tiberius -- Senate -- Sertorius, Quintus -- Siege -- Slaves and Camp Followers -- Slave Wars, Sicilian -- Social War -- Spanish Wars -- Spartacus Slave War -- Standards -- Stipendium -- Syracuse -- Training -- Tribunes, Military -- Triumph -- Triumvirate, First -- Triumvirate, Second
  • Contents note continued: Vipsanius Agrippa, Marcus -- Zama, Battle of -- Documents -- 1. Polybius, Organization of a Manipular Legion -- 2. Polybius, Setting up a Roman Fort -- 3. Polybius on Punishments, Rewards, and Pay -- 4. Polybius, Treatment of Spoils and Booty -- 5. Polybius, Prelude to Cannae, the Battle of the Trebia River -- 6. Polybius, The Disaster---Battle of Cannae -- 7. Polybius, Roman Siege I, Capture of Carthago Nova -- 8. Polybius, Victory at the Battle of Zama -- 9. Polybius, Revenge at the Battle of Cynoscephalae -- 10. Polybius, Macedonian Phalanx versus the Roman Legion -- 11. Livy, A Centurion's Long Career -- 12. Caesar, Cohort Legion in Combat -- 13. Plutarch, Rome versus Parthia at the Battle of Carrhae -- 14. Caesar, Roman Siege II, Capture of Massilia -- 15. Caesar, Roman versus Roman, Battle of Pharsalus -- 16. Galba, Roman versus Roman, Battle of Mutina -- 17. Appian, An End of Discipline during Civil War
Control code
ocn865452388
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781610692991
Lccn
2013048640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610692984
  • (OCoLC)865452388

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