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War and society in imperial Rome 31 BC-AD 284
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Salve,<br>
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Title: <i> War and society in imperial Rome 31 BC-AD 284</i>.<br>
Author: B. Campbell.<br>
Place and date of publication: London 2002.<br>
Publisher: Routledge.<br>
ISBN: 0-415-27881-3 (hardback); 0-415-27882-1 (paperback).<br>
Pages: 208.<br>
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For its size this volume provides a very good overview of the Roman army in the first three centuries of the imperial period. It provies a concise and compact text touching upon a wide range of subjects without giving in to the vices of oversimplification and generalisation. Well annotated and with an up to date bibliography it caters to those with more than a passing interest as well as the general public. In my opinion it is highly recommendable reading.<br>
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Other publications by this author<br>
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Campbell, B., 'Who were the 'viri militares' ?' in: <i> JRS</i> 65 (1975), 11-31.<br>
Campbell, B., 'The marriage of soldiers under the Empire' in: <i> JRS</i> 68 (1978), 153-166.<br>
Campbell, B., <i> The emperor and the Roman army 31BC-AD235</i> (Oxford 1984) 468p.<br>
Campbell, B., 'Teach yourself how to be a general' in: <i> JRS</i> 77 (1987), 13-29.<br>
Campbell, B., <i> The Roman army 31 BC-AD 337: a source book</i> (London 1994) 272p.<br>
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Comparable books<br>
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Bohec, Y. Le, <i> L'armée Romaine</i> (Paris 1989) 287p.<br>
Bohec, Y. Le, <i> The imperial Roman army</i> (London 1994) 304p. Translation of the above. A German edition is also available.<br>
Keppie, L., <i> The making of the Roman army from republic to empire</i> (2nd edition) (London 1998) 272p.<br>
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Regards,<br>
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Sander van Dorst <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub45.ezboard.com/bromanarmytalk.showLocalUserPublicProfile?login=sandervandorst>Sander van Dorst</A> at: 8/10/02 5:53:48 pm<br></i>
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Sander,<br>
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Are there any illustrations like maps, diagrams and what not to go along with the text? Visuals are always a bonus. <p>"Only Trajan could go to Dacia."<BR>
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Magnus/Matt<BR>
Optio<BR>
Legio XXX "Ulpia Victrix" </p><i></i>
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Salve,<br>
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There are only a handful of illustrations, about a dozen or so. It is a very good introductory text though.<br>
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Regards,<br>
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Sander van Dorst <p></p><i></i>
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Not yet available through Amazon.com, but the price will be $80. The Amazon.UK price is 50pounds and available now. Another one of those Atlantic inequalities..<br>
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Say Sander, if you post the first review you might get 50 pounds for the effort. <p>Richard Campbell, Legio XX.
http://www.geocities.com/richsc53/studies/ </p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub45.ezboard.com/bromanarmytalk.showLocalUserPublicProfile?login=richsc>RichSC</A> at: 8/11/02 1:26:27 am<br></i>
Richard Campbell
Legio XX - Alexandria, Virginia
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Salve,<br>
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That is probably the hardback edition's price. I picked up the paperback edition for 31 euro's last saturday in one of the local bookshops.<br>
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Regards,<br>
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Sander van Dorst <p></p><i></i>
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