Rome’s Third Samite War, 298-290BC, The Last Stand of the Linen Legion

The City State of Rome expanded into a great Empire at the expense of its neighbours. The author provides an absorbing account of the formative years of Rome with an enjoyable and informative presentation. Very Highly Recommended

NAME:  Rome's Third Samite War, 298-290BC, The Last Stand of the Linen Legion
FILE: R3310
AUTHOR: Mike Roberts
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: hard back
PRICE: £25.00                                                
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT:   3rd Samite War, Linen Legion, City States, birth of empire, battle to e
xpand, Roman Legion, formative years, endless warfare, expanding boundaries

ISBN: 1-52674-408-2

PAGES: 302, 8 page full colour photo plate section, maps and battle plan in b&w in 
the body of the book
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DESCRIPTION: The City State of Rome expanded into a great Empire at the expense 
of its neighbours. The author provides an absorbing account of the formative years 
of Rome with an enjoyable and informative presentation.  Very Highly 
Recommended

The teaching of Latin in schools, until relatively recently, opened the history of Rome in original text. Since then a combination of a significant reduction in Latin literacy and a welter of very recent history has somewhat fragmented general knowledge of the history of Rome and how it was built. There has also been further contraction because film makers prefer to dwell on the later part of Roman history in its decadent phase.

The Samite Wars were a point where Roman expansion might have been permanently blocked. As such, this is a particularly important period to study when attempting to develop an interest in, and understanding of, Rome and how it managed to expand from City State into a global, in the world of the time, Empire.

That author has researched with care and built a convincing narrative the makes this an entertaing and informative slice of history. This is an outstanding account of a much neglected period that is also a key period in Greek history, laying out the historic trend of power and influence moving from Greece to Rome. It is a fresh and inspiring account that should open new understanding for the new enthusiasts seeking an understanding.

The publisher has made a very good job of production, with the full colour photo-plate section introducing supporting information to enhance the text.