Roman Legions on the March: Soldiering in the Ancient Roman Army

Roman Legions on the March: Soldiering in the Ancient Roman Army

by Susan Provost Beller

Hardcover(Library Binding)



In about 100 B.C., Gaius Marius took command of the Roman citizen army and created a professional fighting force-the Roman legions. For the first time, troops received a salary and went through intensive training. To increase their mobility, the men carried their own supplies and prepared their own food. Known as Marius's mules, the troops of the legions were a mighty fighting force. But the legions were more than soldiers. Author Susan Provost Beller describes how legionaries brought Roman ways to the local populations, influenced the creation of roads and buildings, and much more. Punctuated with primary source quotations, this engaging story reveals the legacy the Roman legions gave the Western world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822567813
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Series: Soldiers on the Battlefront Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.34(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 11 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue     6
The Citizen Army     8
Becoming a Soldier     20
Uniforms and Weapons     28
The Roman Camp     38
Roman Legions Victorious     48
The Pax Romana     60
Defeat and the End of Roman Expansion     68
Civilizing an Empire     78
The Fall of the Roman Empire     85
The Roman Army's Legacy     93
Map of the Roman Empire     102
Chronology of Ancient Roman History     103
Source Notes     104
Bibliography     105
For Further Information     109
Index     110

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