In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire  -     By: Adrian Goldsworthy
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In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire

Yale University Press / 2016 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 488
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0300218524
ISBN-13: 9780300218527

Publisher's Description

A definitive history of the great commanders of ancient Rome, from bestselling author Adrian Goldsworthy.
 
"In his elegantly accessible style, Goldsworthy offers gripping and swiftly erudite accounts of Roman wars and the great captains who fought them.  His heroes are never flavorless and generic, but magnificently Roman.  And it is especially Goldsworthy's vision of commanders deftly surfing the giant, irresistible waves of Roman military tradition, while navigating the floating logs, reefs, and treacherous sandbanks of Roman civilian politics, that makes the book indispensable not only to those interested in Rome and her battles, but to anyone who finds it astounding that military men, at once driven and imperiled by the odd and idiosyncratic ways of their societies, can accomplish great deeds." —J. E. Lendon, author of Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity

Author Bio

Adrian Goldsworthy is a leading historian of the ancient world and author of acclaimed biographies of Julius and Augustus Caesar, among many other books. He lives in the Vale of Glamorgan, UK.

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"Absorbing. The best book I know on the Roman army and its commanders."—Allan Massie, Spectator

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