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In the Name of Rome The Men Who Won the Roman Empire Download ´ 102 ä The complete and definitive history of how Roman generals carved out the greatest and longest lasting empire the world has ever seenThe Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history The legions and their commanders carved oThe complete and definitive history of how Roman generals carved out the greatest and longest lasting empire the world has ever seenThe Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history The legions and their commanders carved out an emp. Goldsworthy successfully draws a picture of how Roman generals actually commanded their armies This book is in similar style to Goldworthy's first book The Roman Army at War which covers how the Roman Army actually fought its battlesBesides the story of individual generals this book also traces the development of the Roman style of command as it evolved along with changing Roman society The story starts with Fabius Maximus and Claudius Marcellus who are elected leaders of citizen soldiers in the Second Punic War and ends with Belisarius a member of the Imperial household who is general of an army of unruly mercenary cavalry and uestionable infantry A definite Roman style of command emerges which Goldsworthy then follows past the end of the Roman world and into modern times through leaders like Gustavus Adolphus du Pic and especially NapoleonThe main Roman leaders covered in the book areFabius Maximus 2nd Punic WarClaudius Marcellus 2nd Punic WarScipio Africanus 2nd Punic WarAemilius Paullus Conuest of MacedoniaScipio Aemilianus NumantiaGaius Marius Jugurthine War Cimbri Teutonesuintus Sertorius Roman Civil war in SpainPompey the Great Conuest of the EastJulius Caesar Conuest of GaulThere is also a chapter on Pompey vs Caesar in the Civil WarGermanicus Caesar Reprisal war across the Rhine after defeat of VarusDomitius Corbulo Armenian WarTitus Vespasianus Siege of JerusalemEmperor Trajan Dacian WarsEmperor Julian Career on the Rhine and in ParthiaBelisarius Persian Wars Battle of DaraGoldsworthy also manages to work in many other prominent Roman generals such as Sulla Lucullus Agrippa and Paulinus SeutoniusIf you are interested in military leadership ancient military history or Roman history in general you should read this book

In the Name of Rome The Men Who Won the Roman EmpireThe complete and definitive history of how Roman generals carved out the greatest and longest lasting empire the world has ever seenThe Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history The legions and their commanders carved out an emp. Goldsworthy successfully draws a picture of how Roman generals actually commanded their armies This book is in similar style to Goldworthy's first book The Roman Army at War which covers how the Roman Army actually fought its battlesBesides the story of individual generals this book also traces the development of the Roman style of command as it evolved along with changing Roman society The story starts with Fabius Maximus and Claudius Marcellus who are elected leaders of citizen soldiers in the Second Punic War and ends with Belisarius a member of the Imperial household who is general of an army of unruly mercenary cavalry and uestionable infantry A definite Roman style of command emerges which Goldsworthy then follows past the end of the Roman world and into modern times through leaders like Gustavus Adolphus du Pic and especially NapoleonThe main Roman leaders covered in the book areFabius Maximus 2nd Punic WarClaudius Marcellus 2nd Punic WarScipio Africanus 2nd Punic WarAemilius Paullus Conuest of MacedoniaScipio Aemilianus NumantiaGaius Marius Jugurthine War Cimbri Teutonesuintus Sertorius Roman Civil war in SpainPompey the Great Conuest of the EastJulius Caesar Conuest of GaulThere is also a chapter on Pompey vs Caesar in the Civil WarGermanicus Caesar Reprisal war across the Rhine after defeat of VarusDomitius Corbulo Armenian WarTitus Vespasianus Siege of JerusalemEmperor Trajan Dacian WarsEmperor Julian Career on the Rhine and in ParthiaBelisarius Persian Wars Battle of DaraGoldsworthy also manages to work in many other prominent Roman generals such as Sulla Lucullus Agrippa and Paulinus SeutoniusIf you are interested in military leadership ancient military history or Roman history in general you should read this book

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In the Name of Rome The Men Who Won the Roman Empire ✓ K by the author of THE PUNIC WARS concentrates on those Roman generals who displayed exceptional gifts of leadership and who won the greatest victories With 26 chapters covering the entire span of the Roman Empire it is a complete history of Roman warfar. This is a military history of Rome from the 2nd Punic wars to the Byzantine empire It is told through the story of many key generals It covers many Generals you may know of like Caeser and some not as well known like Titus This book tells the story of Rome and how these generals shaped its history Many campaigns and wars were discussed and I found it a very informative book It even goes into detail of the history of the Roman military itself and the changes it went through as it developed into one of the greatest armies in the world Adrian Goldsworthy does a good job telling this history and keeping it interesting Review Û PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Adrian Goldsworthy

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Adrian Goldsworthy Õ 2 Review Ire which eventually included the greater part of the known world This was thanks largely to the generals who led the Roman army to victory after victory and whose strategic and tactical decisions shaped the course of several centuries of warfareThis boo. Adrian Goldworthy's In the Name of Rome is something of a mixed bag It purports itself as being an examination of the Roman style of command by looking at several of its most prominent generals The selection is constrained to those where there's enough known to be able to say something intelligent which warps the coverage somewhat Goldsworthy covers fifteen generals with Caesar coming in for extra attention of course and two Fabius and Marcellus combined into one chapter and thus feeling a bit summarizedDespite the fact that this is centered around individual people Goldsworthy actually spends a fair amount of time providing extra background and bridging and the volume can serve as a decent history of Rome from the Second Punic War through the early Empire After his chapter on Titus and the siege of Jerusalem the gaps become too big mostly because of a lack of sources on individual commanders and the overall narrative of events breaks down for the final two chapters on Julian and Belisarius making them feel like the separate essays you would expect from the general format of the bookThe part that surprised me is that while the book is supposed to be about Roman command it seemed like it had to say about the Roman military itself He points out early on that the Roman Republic army was set up to be a very non professional force with it's constant cycle of recruiting a legion training it and then disbanding it once the immediate goalcampaign is done This leads to Roman armies having trouble at the start of the Second Punic War when there's been little training and doing better as experience is gained In the years afterward there's a good number of veterans that cycle into the new legions and help power Rome's growth in the 2nd Century BC Then the Marian reforms put the legions on a permanent basis with long term training making it a professional service and creating the armies that both conuer large portions of the future Empire and tear the Republic apart as they fight each otherOn the other hand the last two chapters show just how completely this had all come apart While the Empire was still a major state even after the fall of the Western half by the time of Belisarius and the total number of men under arms could still be fairly large the actual armies in use were very small in comparison to previous centuries Goldworthy's main analysis of Julian is that his successful campaigns against various Germanic tribes would have been handled locally by a provincial governor instead of needing attention from near the very top His failure against Persia is given as being at least partly due to having to manage a larger army and distances than he had yet had to deal with Finally Belisarius' armies are generally puny and he has to put up with a lack of discipline and mutiny that would never have been allowed in an early legionThe stated idea of how Roman generals functioned is discussed throughout the book as well but it felt less prominent than the arc I just summarized But the book is large enough to support both threads while talking about the actual people involved and threading much of the history together At the large scale all the history in here can be found in any number of other places but this particular presentation is a good one and does develop its own themes well