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Author Gwyn Morgan offers a fresh look at this period, based on two considerations to which insufficient attention has been paid in the past. First, there is the need to unravel rather than cherry-pick between the conflicting account of Tacitus, Plutarch, and Suetonius, the three main sources of information. And second, that the role of the armies as distinct from that of their commanders, has too often been exaggerated. The result is a remarkably accurate and insightful narrative history, filled with colorful portraits of the leading participants and new insights into the nature of the Roman military. Appendices, Notes, Index. Illus., 4 maps. 322p.
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN-13: 9780195315899
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Published: March 2007