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Looking for books about early rome
I looking for books about books/articles/research from modern authors about early rome ( Kingdom and early republic)
I read the books "A Critical History of Early Rome: From Prehistory to the First Punic War"
and "The Beginnings of Rome: Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c.1000-264 BC)"
but couldn't find anything else specific to this subject from modern authors.

Any recommendations gentlemen?

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Try R. Ross Holloway's The Archaeology of Early Rome and Latium, G. Forsythe's Livy and Early Rome, and G.B. Miles' Livy: Reconstructing Early Rome. The Cambridge Ancient History, vol. VII, part 2: The Rise of Rome to 220 BC remains essential, as do the commentaries on Livy by Ogilvie (bks 1-5) and Oakley (bks 6-10). For the early Roman conquests in Central and Southern Italy, W.V. Harris' Rome in Etruria and Umbria (Oxford 1971) and E.T. Salmon's Samnium and the Samnites (Cambridge 1967) are excellent. A.J. Toynbee's Hannibal's Legacy, vol. 1 (London 1965), remains stimulating on early Roman militarism and expansion.

On military organisation and warrior culture in Archaic Central Italy see B. D’Agostino, ‘Military Organisation and Social Structure in Archaic Etruria’ in O. Murray & S. Price (eds), The Greek City: From Homer to Alexander (Oxford 1990), 59-82; L. Rawlings, ‘Condottieri and Clansmen: Early Italian Raiding, Warfare and the State’ in K. Hopwood (ed.), Organised Crime in Antiquity (Cardiff 1999), 97-127; J.E. Lendon, Soldiers and Ghosts, 172-192.

You may also be interested in my notes on Etruscan and Faliscan military equipment and early pila.


Thanks a lot! Will check the books

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