Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (1)

31 BC–AD 195

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Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (1)

31 BC–AD 195

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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 generic fashion,
but continuing research indicates significant variations in Roman armour and equipment not only between different legions and the provincially-raised auxiliary cohorts that made up half of the army, but also between different regions within the empire. With reference to the latest archaeological and documentary evidence Dr D'Amato investigates how Roman Army units in the Western provinces were equipped, exploring the local influences and traditions that caused the variations in attire.

Table of Contents

Introduction/ Chronology/ The borders and the Roman army/ Distribution of the Roman army in the Western Provinces of Europe and North Africa: legiones, auxilia, numeri, vexillationes/ Table of identified units/ Arms, equipment and clothing in the Western Provinces: Belgica, Britannia, Aquitania, Gallia Lugdunensis, Gallia Narbonensis, Germania Inferior, Germania Superior, Raetia, Alpes Poeninae, Alpes Maritimae, Alpes Cottiae, Italia, Sicilia, Sardinia; Noricum, Pannonia, Dalmatia, Tarraconensis, Baetica, Lusitania; Africa, Mauretania Tingitana, and Mauretania Caesariensis/ Bibliography

Product details

Published 16 Jun 2016
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472815378
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 506
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Raffaele D’Amato

Raffaele D'Amato, PhD, is the author of some 40 bo…


Raffaele Ruggeri

Raffaele Ruggeri was born in Bologna where he stil…


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