This unique history of Roman naval power is a must read for everyone who has an interest in Ancient History. The author has provided a most comprehensive review of centuries of Roman naval activity and its critical part in the expansion of Rome’s influence and power. – Most Highly Recommended.
NAME: Rome Rules The Waves, a Naval Staff Appreciation of Ancient Rome's Maritime Strategy 300 BCE – 500 CE FILE: R3126 AUTHOR: James J Bloom PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Ancient Rome, Roman Republic, Roman Empire, soldiers at sea, naval warfare, trade routes, sea lanes, galleys, sailing ships, merchant ships, invasion, naval supremacy
PAGES: 288 IMAGE: B3126.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/ssz7pco DESCRIPTION: This unique history of Roman naval power is a must read for everyone who has an interest in Ancient History. The author has provided a most comprehensive review of centuries of Roman naval activity and its critical part in the expansion of Rome's influence and power. – Most Highly Recommended. The history of Roman naval supremacy has some interesting parallels with British naval supremacy during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Where most, incorrectly, believe that Royal Navy actions ended with the comprehensive defeat of the Spanish and French Fleets in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar, the war at sea continued and developed into the Dash For Empire. Similarly, most assume that Roman naval activity ended with the defeat of Anthony and Cleopatra's fleet at Actium in 31 BC. The author convincingly puts the record straight. Illustration is confined to the opening pages, providing a sketch of a typical Roman merchant ship, silhouettes of warships from the period covered, and a set of informative maps showing routes and naval battles. The clear and readable text is set into a series of sections dealing with the important naval actions of the period and concludes with a view of naval operations and the attacks of the Vandals in the 5th Century AD. In the process, the author provides the background to operations and the development of strategy and tactics across the period covered. This a book that will appeal to and serve both professionals and enthusiasts, together with those who are curious about the largely unknown part of Roman history.