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Reliable Roman Army Historians
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I recently found out that the work of Stephen Dando Collins seems to be regarded with disdain on this forum. I realize that there is a lot of disagreement over interpretation of artifacts and such but does there happen to be any authors/historians whose work contains info which there is a general consensus on or is backed by physical evidence (which DC's work appears lack)?

Thanks,
Chris
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(10-17-2017, 07:07 PM)Protectores Donutici Wrote: does there happen to be any authors/historians whose work contains info which there is a general consensus

There are always going to be disagreements on interpretation of evidence, but I'd say any of the following recent books would give a solid general introduction, backed up by current scholarship:

Complete Roman Legions - Pollard & Berry

Complete Roman Army - Goldsworthy

Roman Battle Tactics - Cowan

Rome and the Sword - James
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Complete Roman Army Goldsworthy would be my favorite, extremely complex but easy to read, goes very in depth and explains good lots of things, Cowan is also interesting I would say in parts it complements Goldsworthy. Both worth the money

I didn't read the other ones
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Me! ;-)
Greets!

Jasper Oorthuys
Webmaster & Editor, Ancient Warfare magazine
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