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An illustrated encyclopedia of the uniforms of the Roman World,
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Hardcover 256 pages and well illustrated book of the arms and armour of the Roman military machine and Rome's enemies. already commented on its contents by other reviews the quality of the illustrations are very good, although a good purchase for the price i would personally refer this book really for the schoolastic level and as a tool to seek other detailed publications of this era. the other aspects of Romes military machine are briefly explored such as the triremes, siege equipment, cavalry etc, the book is mostly dealing with the latter times of the Roman Empire and interesting information of the Roman emperors ( died naturally, murdered, poisoned, mysterious death, retired, etc ) is quite fascinating. Romes enemies are covered from the early days of the republic right up to the 15th century with the dawn of the Ottomans, again the details are brief and i would recommend you look to other publications for more study- i think that's where this book is praised to encourage further reference, Connolly's books such as Hannibal and the enemies of Rome, The Roman Army, and The Greek Army go more into detail especially the republic and early imperial era's are concerned, also his Dacian campaign ( The Roman Legionary ) should be consulted into Trajan's Danube operations for further detail. on the whole i would say its a good buy for its price and good for general reference only.
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Initial post: 31 Jan 2013 16:33:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Jan 2013 16:35:02 GMT
Kevin F. Kiley says:
Dear Mr. Lopez,
All of the artwork done for the book was original and the three artists are credited in the acknowledgments at the end of the book. None of the original artwork was copied and primary as well as credible secondary references were used when researching the arms, armor, and general appearance of the Romans and their enemies. If you have any further questions, you may email me at home at Boulart198@yahoo.com or reply to this comment if you wish.
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2013 16:51:20 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2013 12:49:47 GMT
Dear Mr. Kiley,
Maybe the illustrations themselves haven't been directly copied from other works, yet some of the illustrations bear a quite striking resemblance to those that I have seen in other works. For example, the centurion/tribune on the cover is wearing the same exact equipment and is posing in the same way as a tribune in Graham Sumner an Raffaele D'Amato's book "Imperial Roman Naval Forces 31BC -AD 500. This is just one example.
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