Auralian and Probus, The Soldier Emperors Who Saved Rome

The author has already written a number of fine books about the later period of the Roman Empire and this is a worthy addition to his portfolio. The later years of Roman history are the least known and understood, historians concentrating on the Republic and the early years of Empire. Very Highly Recommended

NAME:  Auralian and Probus, The Soldier Emperors Who Saved Rome
FILE: R3308
AUTHOR: Ilka Syvanne
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: hard back
PRICE: £30.00                                                
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT:   Lucius Aurelianus, Aurelian, Marcus Probus, 270-275AD, 276-282AD, 
Roman Legions, campaigns, tactics, politics, survival

ISBN: 1-52676-750-3

PAGES: 282, 16 page full colour photo plate section, with many images and maps 
through the body of the text in b&w
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DESCRIPTION: The author has already written a number of fine books about the 
later period of the Roman Empire and this is a worthy addition to his portfolio. The 
later years of Roman history are the least known and understood, historians 
concentrating on the Republic and the early years of Empire.  Very Highly 
Recommended

The Emperors of Imperial Rome were primarily soldiers and some were reluctant Emperors, fearing a short period of power before someone deposed them. In the latter period of Empire, a skill and knowledge of leading armies was highly desirable as Rome came under increasing threats from its neighbours.

Aurelian was followed by Probus and between them they pulled Rome out of a period of significant threat, both proving very able commanders.

The author has produced an account of the two men which is unique in the previously available studies of the period. Through careful research and a deep feeling for the period, he has provided an account from the military perspective. The supporting images are excellent, including full colour sketches of Roman soldiers from the period.