The Roman Army

David S. Potter

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780195188004
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

 The Roman Army

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This article discusses the Roman Army. This was initially the only institution that was supported by the Roman state that included large numbers of Roman citizens. It describes the earliest armies in the Roman Empire, and then examines the eras of conquest and revolution. The article ends with a section on the changes that occurred in the Roman army during the reign of Emperor Augustus and after the death of Emperor Decius.

Keywords: Roman army; earliest armies; era of conquest; era of revolution; changes; Emperor Augustus; Emperor Decius

Article.  9802 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Ancient Roman History ; Greek and Roman Archaeology

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