Rome's rise to empire is often said to have owed much to the
efficiency and military skill of her armies and their technological
superiority over barbarian enemies. But just how 'advanced' was
Roman military equipment? What were its origins and how did it
evolve? The authors of this book have gathered a wealth of evidence
from all over the Roman Empire - excavated examples as well as
pictorial and documentary sources - to present a picture of what... more...