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After crossing to Africa he gained some initial successes around Utica, for which
his legions optimistically hailed him as imperator, but then he had to face the
forces of the Numidian king, Juba I, who had come to support the Pompeian
meeting at Sardes, the two commanders, with nineteen legions and a powerful
fleet, reached the Hellespont by September 42. In the west the triumvirs
commanded forty-three legions. Octavian's prestige had now risen even higher:
he had ...
The first task of Augustus was to reduce the swollen number of forces (over sixty
legions) that were under arms at the end of the civil war, and then to retain what
he regarded as the necessary minimum.2 For those that were discharged he ...
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Over the course of more than a year, I read this excellent Roman history one chunk at a time. It was well worth it. For good reason this is Scullard's most well known work. It is thorough, interesting ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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Books like Scullard are essential for anyone who wants to engage with history. Where do you go after being intrigued by History Channel programs about the "mysteries" of the ancient world? You could ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
ROME AT THE CROSSROADS
The Growth of Romes Empire
The Senatorial Government
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