Leading the Roman Army

Leading the Roman Army

Auld-Yin

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This book is based on a thesis the author wrote for his PhD, one which was obviously successful as he is now Dr Jonathan Eaton. The book retains much of the style of a thesis in that it is very well annotated with a good index and bibliography. However, the author has taken the thesis and turned it into a very readable book.

The book is split into 6 main chapters

  • The Political Influence of the Rome Garrison – the army was always a very political animal
  • Discipline and Morale –...

Click here to read the full review.....
 
This book is based on a thesis the author wrote for his PhD, one which was obviously successful as he is now Dr Jonathan Eaton. The book retains much of the style of a thesis in that it is very well annotated with a good index and bibliography. However, the author has taken the thesis and turned it into a very readable book.

The book is split into 6 main chapters

  • The Political Influence of the Rome Garrison – the army was always a very political animal
  • Discipline and Morale –...

Click here to read the full review.....
Were you one of his primary sources? :)


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Ah, once more the Christmas Card list gets smaller and smaller! ;)
 
Ah, once more the Christmas Card list gets smaller and smaller! ;)
But surely you are a pagan and worship Mars, (not the choccy bar), Optio and don't send Christmas cards?
Throw in the fact you're also a sweaty and the expense of sending cards is another reason you wouldn't do it.
QED.
 
surely you are a pagan and worship Mars,
while Mars, ancient god of war and mythological father of the Roman people was a divinity near and dear to a soldier's heart, various cohorts within the legion held their own standards, and the legion itself, since the times of Marius, represented by an eagle.

The fearsome and elegant bird of pray was a perfect symbol of the legion's fighting prowess; more so the sacred sigil of Jupiter, King of the Gods and patron of the Roman State.

Jupiter, Juno and Minerva were a holy trinity constituting the Capitoline Triad. This trio patron divinities of the Roman Republic for some five centuries considered the special protectors of the Roman people and gods of victorious generals.

Hercules, demigod of strength and protection, honored by some.

Mithras possibly descendend from ancient Indo-Iranian solar deity, but by the time the cult of Mithras came to Rome he was a Hellenistic saviour with astrological overtones.

Mithras was depicted as a soldier, invincible and implacable in battle, slayer of demons. He promised strength and success to his followers in this world, and a special afterlife in the next.

It was a case of take your pick mush, what suits you?
 
while Mars, ancient god of war and mythological father of the Roman people was a divinity near and dear to a soldier's heart, various cohorts within the legion held their own standards, and the legion itself, since the times of Marius, represented by an eagle.

The fearsome and elegant bird of pray was a perfect symbol of the legion's fighting prowess; more so the sacred sigil of Jupiter, King of the Gods and patron of the Roman State.

Jupiter, Juno and Minerva were a holy trinity constituting the Capitoline Triad. This trio patron divinities of the Roman Republic for some five centuries considered the special protectors of the Roman people and gods of victorious generals.

Hercules, demigod of strength and protection, honored by some.

Mithras possibly descendend from ancient Indo-Iranian solar deity, but by the time the cult of Mithras came to Rome he was a Hellenistic saviour with astrological overtones.

Mithras was depicted as a soldier, invincible and implacable in battle, slayer of demons. He promised strength and success to his followers in this world, and a special afterlife in the next.

It was a case of take your pick mush, what suits you?
Or “Fall in for temple parade! Followers of Mithras stand fast!”
 

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