Roman Guardsman 62 BC–AD 324 (Warrior)

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For four centuries, from the civil wars of the Late Republic to Constantine's bloody reunification of the Empire, elite corps of guardsmen were at the heart of every Roman army. Whether as bodyguards or as shock troops in battle, the fighting skills of praetorians, speculatores, singulares and protectores determined the course of Roman history.

This title details the changing nature of these units, their organization and operational successes, and failures from their origins in the late Republic through to their unsuccessful struggle against Constantine the Great.

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About the Author :

Ross Cowan went to the University of Glasgow with the intention of studying Medieval history but was waylaid by Classics, and eventually emerged with a Ph.D. for research on the Praetorian Guard and Second Parthian Legion. Now a freelance writer and historian, Dr Cowan has published five books and numerous articles on all aspects of warfare in the Roman World. The author lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

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“Excellent artwork by Seán Ó Brógáin enlivens author Ross Cowan's informative narrative in Roman Guardsman 62 BC-AD 324. Cowan chronicles how the fighting abilities of praetorians, speculatores, singulares and protectores serving as shock troops or bodyguards influenced the course of Roman history. The author outlines the nature of these troops and how they changed. Also examined are their organization, varied appearance, weapons and equipment. In addition, Cowan concisely covers guardsmen's operational successes and failures, from their beginnings in the Late Republic to their climactic losing battle against Constantine the Great.” ―Toy Soldier and Model Figure magazine

“... a very interesting read about a subject that often fires the imagination but about which few really know.” ―Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com

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Description du livre Osprey Publishing, 2014. État : New. From the civil wars of the Late Republic to Constantine's reunification of the Empire, corps of guardsmen were at the heart of every Roman army. This title details the nature of these units, their organization and operational successes and failures from their origins in the late Republic through to their struggle against Constantine the Great. Illustrator(s): O'Brogain, Sean. Series: Warrior. Num Pages: 64 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 3D; HBW; JW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 185 x 248 x 4. Weight in Grams: 218. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . . N° de réf. du libraire V9781782009252

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