The Face of Roman Battle*

  title={The Face of Roman Battle*},
  author={Philip Sabin},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  pages={1 - 17}
  • Philip Sabin
  • Published 1 November 2000
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
Our perspectives on ancient history can sometimes be significantly affected by contributions from scholars of other disciplines. An obvious example from the military field is Edward Luttwak's 1976 book on The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire. Luttwak is a respected and insightful commentator on modern strategic issues, and his distinctive contribution was to analyse Roman military affairs in terms of modern concepts such as ‘armed suasion’ and the distinction between ‘power’ and ‘force’. His… 

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