Once more, a beautifully illustrated book, this time starting with the story of Rome from the Regal Period to the Second Punic War. The author follows the highly successful format of his books covering the late period of the Roman Empire. – Most Highly Recommended
NAME: Armies of the Past, Armies of Ancient Italy 753-218 BC, From The Foundation Of Rome To The Start Of The Second Punic War FILE: R3345 AUTHOR: Gabriele Esposito PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: City States, Rome, Roman expansion, City State to Republic, military equipment, arms, armour, clothing, warriors, First Punic War, Second Punic War, Regal Period, Samnites, Greeks, Italian Greeks, Etruscans, Sicily, Sardinia ISBN: 1-52675-185-2 PAGES: 178, full colour images throughout the body of the book, comprising maps and photographs of re-enactment enthusiasts dressed in carefully researched clothing, armour and equipment of warriors of the time. IMAGE: B3345.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/5a7u6js6 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: Once more, a beautifully illustrated book, this time starting with the story of Rome from the Regal Period to the Second Punic War. The author follows the highly successful format of his books covering the late period of the Roman Empire. – Most Highly Recommended
The story of Rome that has received most attention is the period from the ending of the Republic and the Emperors who completed the process of expansion. What has been covered by this author is the military organization, weapons, armour and equipment of the late Rome Empire as the Roman Empire divided into East and West, with the western part falling to barbarian assault.
What makes this book vivid and essential reading is that the author has again enhanced his carefully researched text with many full colour images in the style of his earlier books. There are colour maps showing the original Italian City States from which Rome emerged as a Nation State by absorbing its neighbours, on its way to becoming a Republic and then an Empire, eclipsing and replacing the Ancient Greeks as the major Mediterranean power.
Re-enactment groups are a very popular family of enthusiasts who go to great lengths to study the military dress, equipment and weapons of the period they most favour. This has provided some stunning photographs of re-enactors dressed as warriors of the period, dressed using the same designs, arms and armour. The resulting marriage of outstanding images in full colour, with text by a historian of proven skill, has produced a delightful and informative book that adds greatly to the pool of knowledge of the progress of Rome, from Rise To Fall.