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So you want to be a Roman soldier?

Takayo Akiyama, Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Philip Matyszak

£9.95

Overview

This humorous and handy guide contains all the information aspiring legionaries need to know about life in the Roman army. Expert tips include: how to care for your Roman sandals; how to operate a catapult; what to wear and not to wear on campaign; how to sack a city; and how to avoid getting a javelin through your skull. Based on the bestselling book Legionary, by Roman history scholar, Philip Matyszak, So you want to be a Roman soldier? features the latest scholarship and is illustrated throughout with the zany illustrations of Japanese cartoonist, Takayo Akiyama. The result is a book that brings to life the experience of being a Roman soldier in 100 ce – from dealing with stinky bunk mates to surviving bloody battles – through a crew of likeable (as well as highly disagreeable) characters.

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ISBN: So you want to be a Roman soldier?

About the Author

Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St John's College, Oxford. He is the author of many books on classical civilization, including Chronicle of the Roman Republic, The Enemies of Rome, The Sons of Caesar, Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day, Lives of the Romans (with Joanne Berry) and Legionary.