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  • Handbook to Roman Legionary Fortresses

    Bishop, M C
    Providing exactly what the title suggests, this is primarily a gazetteer of all currently known Roman Legion bases, each with well referenced details such as location, situation, size, orientation etc. as well as the units that were based there together with line drawings and photographs. The handbook also contains appendices of Legionary timelines and a clear list of fortresses listed in the Notitia Dignitatum.

    The introductory section is short, but focussed carefully on the architecturally important details that pertain to Legion bases, and while well written, does assume a reasonable working knowledge of Roman military history. The bibliography is truly huge, and all in all this handbook should be considered an essential reference for a Roman military scholar.
    Pen & Sword, Barnsley., Jan 2013
  • Hadrian's Wall in the Days of the Romans

    Embleton, Ronald & Graham, Frank
    It is obvious that an immense amount of research has gone into creating both the pictures and the text. An excellent book.
    Frank Graham, 1984
  • Rome at War, Caesar and his Legacy

    Gilliver, Goldsworthy & Whitby
    A 3 part work covering Caesar's Gallic wars, his civil war, then a study of late Rome in 3rd to 7th centuries
    Osprey, Essential Histories, 2005
  • Warfare in the Ancient World

    Humble, Richard
    The book gives an overview of the art of war from 3000bc to the fall of the Roman Empire.
    Guild Publishing, 1980