[EPUB] (Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual)


  • Hardcover
  • 208
  • Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual
  • Philip Matyszak
  • English
  • 14 May 2018
  • 9780500251515

Philip Matyszak ´ 4 review

Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual review Æ 104 Cussed from drill to diet with handy tips on topics such as how to select the best boots or how to avoid being skewered by enemy spears Combining the latest archaeological discoveries with the written records of those who actually saw the Roman legions in action this book provides a vivid picture of what it meant to be a Roman legionary. This was one of the entertaining reads regarding the Roman military I ve come across It s billed as a sort of a New Recruit s Guide to the Legions and the author manages to weave humor into rich historical detail regarding the myriad facets of the Imperial Army during Trajan s reign I recommend it to anyone new to the study of the Roman Army or even the Roman Empire itself It s worth the day or so it ll take to read Will likely read again in the future especially when I start getting my kit together for reenactments

Summary Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Philip MatyszakLegionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual

Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual review Æ 104 Your emperor needs you for the Roman army The year is AD 100 and Rome stands supreme and unconuerable from the desert sands of Mesopotamia to the misty highlands of Caledonia Yet the might of Rome rests completely on the ard shoulders of the legionaries who hold back the barbarian hordes and push forward the frontiers of empireThis care. Legionary was a very interesting read that taught me a lot about a Roman soldier s lifestyleThe book takes a light hearted look at every point of a legionary s life in 100 AD going from enlisting to the army to life in campRoman culture has always interested me and it was great to learn why the Roman army was so effective in crushing its enemiesOverall I really enjoyed it and will read the authors other soldier manuals

review Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual

Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual review Æ 104 Fully researched yet entertainingly nonacademic book tells you how to join the Roman legions the best places to serve and how to keep your armor from getting rusty Learn to march under the eagles of Rome from training campaigns and battle to the glory of a Roman Triumph and retirement with a pension plan Every aspect of army life is dis. I almost didn t buy this book upon perusing it at the Hayward Public Library in Wisconsin The price was right the book externally attractive with high uality paper At a dollar in pristine condition it was uite a deal and I ve been interested in Roman history since childhood What disuieted me was the internal setup of the thing This is no straight albeit illustrated text punctuated by colored plates No at first glance it appeared like something written for children suspiciously many illustrations short chapters shorter subsections and subsections to the subsections lots of fonts lots of italicized uotations set off from the text lots of lists side remarks set off in boxes for children or for persons with very short attention spans Still at a dollar what could I be risking I could always pass it onAs it happens while written at an introductory level and while appropriate for reading in short snatches of time Matyszak s book isn t bad What he does is review the careers of archetypal soldiers sailors and auxiliaries from enlistment to retirement under the reign of Trajan when the empire was at its height While doing this he gives the general background of Roman military organization technology and tactics with some history of how things came to be as they were in 100 CE As a whole the book provides somewhat of a concrete sense of the soldier s life back in those days and in so doing something of a sense of what life in the empire was likeMatyszak tries to be funny He tries hard His jokes and asides while pretty obvious and predictable reminded me of some high school teachers ones who were trying to reach out to us kids I appreciated their efforts then and I can see how the author s efforts to reach out with humor set within what approximates a two dimensional representation of the hyperdimensional internet might work together to make this a good gift for a youngster


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    [EPUB] (Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual) Summary Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Philip Matyszak Legionary was a very interesting read that taught me a lot about a Roman soldier’s lifestyleThe book takes a light hearted look at every point of a legionary’s life in 100 AD going from enlisting to the army to life in campRoman culture has always interested me and it was great to learn why the Roman army was so effec

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    review Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual [EPUB] (Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual) Philip Matyszak ´ 4 review What a wonderful surprise I thought purchasing Legionary would be an impulse buy as most of books with a description like this tend to be of low uality with lots of fanboy ism Not this one which makes me glad and positively surprised for purchasing itIt really reads as a manual how to guide of the life of a Roma

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    Summary Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Philip Matyszak [EPUB] (Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual) I almost didn't buy this book upon perusing it at the Hayward Public Library in Wisconsin The price was right the book externally attractive with high uality paper At a dollar in pristine condition it was uite a deal and I've been interested in Roman history since childhood What disuieted me was the internal setup of the

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    [EPUB] (Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual) Philip Matyszak ´ 4 review Summary Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Philip Matyszak Written in the style of a manual for the would be legionary in 100 AD this book manages to both educate and entertain in eual measureStarts with reuirements for joining up looks at different parts of the army explains where legions are based and what can be expected there then goes into everything from boot camp up to taking part in a siege and the triumphal return if you've managed to stay aliveA lot is made of what

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    review Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual Philip Matyszak ´ 4 review [EPUB] (Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual) Ha Ha hilarious Definitely recommend this for any military history buffs

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    [EPUB] (Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual) This was one of the entertaining reads regarding the Roman military I've come across It's billed as a sort of a New Recru

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    [EPUB] (Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual) Summary Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Philip Matyszak Simultaneously good history and a hilarious read Definitely worth it if you want a solid account of what a military career in imperial Rome was probably like The conceit of being written as a guide to new recruits makes it easy to get into but the author is perfectly willing to jettison it whenever it gets in the way

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    [EPUB] (Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual) Summary Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Philip Matyszak review Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual This is a very great read for those interested in military history especially about the life of a soldier and the things outside of the battle parts of military history Here are the chapters1 Joining the Roman Army

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    Summary Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Philip Matyszak [EPUB] (Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual) Philip Matyszak ´ 4 review A friend discovered this and couldn't wait to call and tell me I looked up the author and said big gun; and read on So I ended up ordering and

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