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225 REPUBLICAN ROMAN WARSHIPS 509-27 BC

225 REPUBLICAN ROMAN WARSHIPS 509-27 BC
by D'Amato, Raffaele

1-995225

The birth of the mighty Roman Navy was anchored in the Romans' extraordinary ability to absorb and perfect the technology of other states and empires. This is the story of the design, development and operation of the Republican Roman warship in the age of the conquest of the Mediterranean.

Covers from the first Roman naval adventure of 394 BC and the Punic Wars, to Pompey's operations against the Cilician Pirates and Caesar's victorious naval campaigns in Armorica, concluding with the consolidation of the Mediterranean Sea as Mare Nostrum with the battle of Actium in 31 BC. Archaeological photography, including exciting new finds, such as the Roman warship rosta (rams) found in the Aegates Islands, accompany lavish artistic reconstructions in illustrating the ships of the first Roman navy.

1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover, available mid September 2015 ......$19.00

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