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The Jewish Revolt AD 66Â?74

by Si Sheppard & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2013)

In AD 66 a local disturbance in Caesarea caused by Greeks sacrificing birds in front of a local synagogue exploded into a pan-Jewish revolt against their Roman overlords. Gaining momentum, the rebels successfully...

Broken Legions

by Mark Latham & Alan Lathwell Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

The Roman Empire rules the civilised world with an iron fist, seemingly all-powerful and limitless. And yet, the power of Rome is secured not by its mighty legions, but by small bands of warriors and agents...

Milvian Bridge AD 312

by Ross Cowan & Seán ��Brógáin Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2016)

In AD 312, the Roman world was divided between four emperors. The most ambitious was Constantine, who sought to eliminate his rivals and reunite the Empire. His first target was Maxentius, who held Rome, the...

Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (1)

by Raffaele DÂ?Amato & Raffaele Ruggeri Bloomsbury Publishing (June 16, 2016)

At its height the Roman Empire stretched across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, maintained by an army of modest size but great diversity. In popular culture these soldiers are often portrayed in a...

Roman Legionary AD 284-337

by Ross Cowan & Seán ��Brógáin Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2015)

Diocletian and Constantine were the greatest of the Late Roman emperors, and their era marks the climax of the legionary system. Under Constantine's successors the legions were reduced in size and increasingly...

Roman Legionary AD 69Â?161

by Ross Cowan & Seán ��Brógáin Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2013)

Between AD 69 and 161 the composition of the Roman legions was transformed. Italians were almost entirely replaced by provincial recruits, men for whom Latin was at best a second language, and yet the 'Roman-ness'...

The Rise of Imperial Rome AD 14Â?193

by Duncan B Campbell Bloomsbury Publishing (June 06, 2014)

In this book Duncan Campbell explores the course of the wars that ensued as successive emperors sought to extend the empire, from Claudius' conquest of Britannia, Domitian's campaigns on the Rhine and the Danube,...

The Punic Wars 264Â?146 BC

by Nigel Bagnall Bloomsbury Publishing (June 06, 2014)

The three Punic Wars lasted over 100 years, between 264 BC and 146 BC. They represented a struggle for supremacy in the Mediterranean between the bludgeoning land power of Rome, bent on imperial conquest, and...

Caesar's Gallic Wars

by Kate Gilliver Bloomsbury Publishing (June 06, 2014)

Julius Caesar was one of the most ambitious and successful politicians of the late Roman Republic and his short but bloody conquest of the Celtic tribes led to the establishment of the Roman province of Gaul...

Caesar's Civil War

by Adrian Goldsworthy Bloomsbury Publishing (June 06, 2014)

Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great were two of the greatest generals Rome had ever produced. Together they had brought vast stretches of territory under Roman dominion. In 49 BC they turned against each other...

The Wars of Alexander the Great

by Waldemar Heckel Bloomsbury Publishing (June 06, 2014)

The age of Alexander and his conquest of the Persian or 'Achaemenid' Empire, which had existed for over two centuries, represents a watershed in the history of the world. This book offers a fascinating insight...

Rome at War AD 293Â?696

by Michael Whitby Bloomsbury Publishing (June 06, 2014)

In the early third century AD the Roman Empire was a force to be reckoned with, controlling vast territories and wielding enormous political power from Scotland to the Sahara. 400 years later this mighty Empire...

Byzantium at War

by John Haldon Bloomsbury Publishing (June 06, 2014)

Byzantium survived for 800 years, yet its dominions and power fluctuated dramatically during that time. John Haldon tells the story from the days when the Empire was barely clinging on to survival, to the age...

Republican Roman Warships 509Â?27 BC

by Raffaele DÂ?Amato & Giuseppe Rava Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2015)

The birth of the mighty Roman Navy was anchored in the Romans' extraordinary ability to absorb and perfect the technology of other states and empires. This is the story of the design, development and operation...

Attila the Hun

by Nic Fields & Steve Noon Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2015)

One of the most powerful men in late antiquity, Attila's peerless Hunnic empire stretched from the Ural mountains to the Rhine river. In a series of epic campaigns dating from the AD 430s until his death in...

Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior

by Lindsay Powell & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2014)

The reigns of Augustus and his successor Tiberius saw an epic struggle between the Romans and local peoples for the territory between the Rhine and Elbe rivers in what is now Germany. Following two decades of...

Catalaunian Fields AD 451

by Simon Macdowall & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2015)

The battle of the Catalaunian Fields saw two massive, powerful empires square up in a conflict that was to shape the course of Eurasian history forever. For despite the Roman victory, the Roman Empire would...

The Forts of Judaea 168 BCÂ?AD 73

by Samuel Rocca & Adam Hook Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2013)

This book analyzes the fortifications of Hasmonaean and Herodian Judaea from the middle of the second century BC, when the Maccabees rebelled against their Seleucids overlords and established an independent...

PoseidonÂ?s Warriors

by John Lambshead Bloomsbury Publishing (June 16, 2016)

Poseidon's Warriors is a set of wargaming rules for large-scale naval actions between fleets of Classical galleys from the Greek and Persian clash at the battle of Salamis to the battle of Actium that decided...

Imperial Roman Warships 27 BCÂ?193 AD

by Raffaele DÂ?Amato & Giuseppe Rava Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2016)

The Roman Empire was not only built by the strength of the legions but also by a navy that was the most powerful maritime force ever to have existed. It was the presence of this fleet that secured the trade...