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Imperial Roman Legionary Ad 161 284

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Imperial Roman Legionary Ad 161 284

By Ross Cowan; Angus McBride (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781841766010, 64pp.

Publication Date: December 17, 2003

Description
Between AD 161 and 244 the Roman legions were involved in wars and battles on a scale not seen since the late Republic. Legions were destroyed in battle, disbanded for mutiny and rebellion and formed to wage wars of conquest and defence. This volume explores the experience of the imperial legionary, concentrating on Legio II Parthica. Raised by the emperor Septimus Severus in AD 193/4, it was based at Albanum near Rome and as the emperor's personal legion, became one of the most important units in the empire.


About the Author
Ross Cowan was formely a research student at the University of Glasgow where he was recently awarded a PhD for a thesis on the Roman army entitled 'Aspects of the Severan Field Army AD 193-238' in which he writes about the Praetorian Guard and Legio II Parthica.1999 he was elected a fellow of the Society of the Antiquaries of Scotland.