Roman Centurions 753–31 BC

The Kingdom and the Age of Consuls

Roman Centurions 753–31 BC cover


A perennially popular topic the ancient world continues to yield incredibly rich archaeological finds. Based on years of detailed research, Dr Raffaele D'Amato now presents a new history on the dress and equipment of Roman Centurions from the Roman kingdom to the height of the Republic. In addition, thanks to his detailed research amongst Roman gravestones, the book also includes several reconstructions of actual named individuals and two lavish scenes showing combat between two Centurions and a Triumphal procession.

Table of Contents

Introduction: origins - service /The Age of Kings: centurions in the army of Servius Tullius /Early Consular period: centurions in the Punic Wars /Later Consular period: centurions in the Roman civil wars /Arms and equipment: helmets - armour - weapons - shields - rank symbols - clothing

Product details

Published Aug 23 2011
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781849085410
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 470
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Raffaele D’Amato

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


Giuseppe Rava

Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took…


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