Imperial Roman Naval Forces 31 BC–AD 500 paper back

Imperial Roman Naval Forces 31 BC–AD 500 paper back

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The Roman Navy, although somewhat overshadowed by the legions, played an important role for the Roman Empire. For the Army to conquer and rule its vast territories, control of the sea lanes was essential. The navy fleets needed to be structured and powerful in order to dominate the trade routes, transport legions and defend and attack against pirates and other enemies. Under Augustus in 31BC, the navy consisted of 800 warships with many being sent to Ravenna and Misenus in Italy, and smaller squadrons to the external coasts and to the major rivers to support land operations. This book provides a detailed re-evaluation of the vital contribution made by the Roman navy to Roman imperial power, covering the organisation of the fleets and the everyday life of the soldiers. Previously unpublished research is complemented by superb colour reconstructions of the uniforms and equipment, making this a central resource on a neglected piece of ancient history.

Each book in the Osprey Men-At-Arms series provides a detailed account of the military uniforms, insignia, background and organisation of a single army, regiment, group or period. Military uniforms are shown in full colour artwork. These books describe in detail the armies, regiments and units that fought in all of history’s most significant military engagements. Featuring full colour illustrations of men of all ranks equipped for all conditions of warfare, together with black and white photographs of contemporary artefacts, illustrations and events, books in the Osprey Men-at-Arms series are a valuable reference tool for model makers, war gamers, re-enactors and military history enthusiasts.


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