The Making of the Roman Army
From Republic to Empire
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
272 Pages | 6 x 9 | 52 b&w illus.
The Making of the Roman Army explores how a small citizen militia guarding a village on the banks of the Tiber evolved into the professional Roman army. Lawrence Keppie pays particular attention to the transitional period between Republic and Empire - the time of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and Augustus. Keppie overcomes the traditional dichotomy between a historical view of the Republic and an archaeological approach to the Empire by making the most of the often overlooked archaeological evidence from the earlier years.