Professor Le Bohec has assembled an all–star cast ofscholars to produce an essential reference tool for any aspect ofthe Roman army from its origins to its final days. A tour deforce! Nathan Rosenstein, The Ohio StateUniversity
No other encyclopedia exists on the Roman army. This isan invaluable scholarly resource, which also appeals to a wideaudience. Librarians take note! Beau David Case,University of Michigan
From the Back Cover
It should come as no surprise that the history of the greatRoman Empire was inextricably linked to the successes of its army. The Encyclopedia of the Roman Army is a comprehensivethree–volume reference to the armed forces deployed by ancientRome, from its origins in the early Republic to the waning days ofempire. While sectional listings are considered chronologically inthe Republic, Principate, and Late Antique periods, specialemphasis is devoted to the Imperial era a period for whichtextual and archaeological evidence abounds, and a time duringwhich the Roman army was at its peak Entries cover a range of topics from military training, weapons,tactics, and strategy to individual battles, legions, commanders,army life, veterans, and much more. Larger themes relating to themilitary and Rome′s economy, politics, and religion are alsoexplored. With individual listings contributed from some of theworld′s most prestigious scholars and military historians, TheEncyclopedia of the Roman Army is the definitive resource forone of the greatest military institutions in world history. The Encyclopedia of the RomanArmy is available in three print volumes, orin an electronic edition on Wiley Online Library: www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/ref/romanarmy.