The complete and definitive history of how Roman generals carved out the greatest and longest-lasting empire the world has ever seen.
The Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history. The legions and their commanders carved out an empire which eventually included the greater part of the known world. This was thanks largely to the generals who led the Roman army to victory after victory, and whose strategic and tactical decisions shaped the course of several centuries of warfare.
This book, by the author of THE PUNIC WARS, concentrates on those Roman generals who displayed exceptional gifts of leadership and who won the greatest victories. With 26 chapters covering the entire span of the Roman Empire, it is a complete history of Roman warfare.
Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book,
The Roman Army at War was recognised by John Keegan, the general
Editor of The History of Warfare, as an exceptionally impressive work,
original in treatment and impressive in style. He has since written five
other books, to great acclaim.