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Commanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire
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Commanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire

Fred K. Drogula

Abstract

This book studies the development of Roman provincial command using the terms and concepts of the Romans themselves as reference points. Beginning in the earliest years of the republic, the text argues, provincial command was not a uniform concept fixed in positive law but rather a dynamic set of ideas shaped by traditional practice. Therefore, as the Roman state grew, concepts of authority, control over territory, and military power underwent continual transformation. This adaptability was a tremendous resource for the Romans since it enabled them to respond to new military challenges in effe ... More

Keywords: Romans, provincial command, Roman state, military power, conflict, Augustus, empire, Pompey, Caesar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469621265
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621265.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fred K. Drogula, author