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So you want to be a Roman soldier? (So you want to be)

Takayo Akiyama, Philip Matyszak, Georgia Amson-Bradshaw

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An essential guide for wannabe legionaries and fair warning for those brave, or stupid enough, to sign up


Do YOU know how to storm a city?
Can you wield a sword without beheading yourself?
Do you know how to operate a catapult?
If not, you MUST read this book!
(You’ll also learn how to say ‘pain in the bum’ in Latin. Handy!)

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Book Details

Format: PLC

Size: 19.0 x 15.0 cm

Extent: 96 pp

Publication date: 1 August 2019

ISBN: 9780500651834

About the Author

Takayo Akiyama is the author of several books and the illustrator of Where’s Ringo?.

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.

Georgia Amson-Bradshaw is a children’s author and publisher.