The Making of the Roman Army

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Author  Lawrence Keppie
Publisher  University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date   April 15, 1998
ISBN  0806130148
Pages  272

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The Making of the Roman Army explores how a small citizen militia guarding a village on the banks of the Tiber evolved into the professional Roman army. Lawrence Keppie pays particular attention to the transitional period between Republic and Empire - the time of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and Augustus. Keppie overcomes the traditional dichotomy between a historical view of the Republic and an archaeological approach to the Empire by making the most of the often overlooked archaeological evidence from the earlier years.

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