Monday, December 21, 2009
The Roman Soldier by G. R. Watson published in 1985 this book uses a slightly unusual method in describing the roman army of the western empire. This is done through going through a soldier's experiences from beginnings through retirement. Most histories deal with this by discussing different ranks separately but Watson believes that this means that, commonalitys are lost. The usual primary sources are referenced as well as archaeological finds including tombstones and inscriptions.