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Roman Republic at War : A Compendium of Roman Battles from 502 to 31 Bc (Hardcover) (Don Taylor)

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In a single volume, Roman Republic at War catalogues and offers a brief description of every significant battle fought by the Roman Republic between 480 and 31 BC (and most of the minor ones too). The information in each entry is drawn exclusively from Ancient texts, in order to offer a brief description of each battle based solely on the information provided by the earliest surviving sources which chronicle the event. This approach provides the reader a concise foundation of information to which they can then confidently apply later scholarly interpretation presented in secondary sources in order to achieve a more accurate understanding of the most likely battlefield scenario.

In writing the battle descriptions, the author has not sought analyze the evidence contained in the surviving accounts, nor embellish them beyond that which was necessary to provide clarity to the modern reader. He allows the original writers to speak for themselves, presenting the reader with a succinct version of what the ancient chroniclers tell us of these dramatic events. It is an excellent first-stop reference to the many battles of the Roman Republic.
Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Don Taylor
Language: English
Street Date: April 19, 2017
TCIN: 51707470
UPC: 9781473894426
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-0082
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