This is the second volume in an ambitious series giving the reader a comprehensive narrative of late Roman military history from AD 284-641.
Author: Ilkka Syvänne
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
This is the second volume in an ambitious series giving the reader a comprehensive narrative of late Roman military history from AD 284-641. Each volume (7 are planned) gives a detailed account of the changes in organization, equipment, strategy and tactics among both the Roman forces and her enemies in the relevant period, while also giving a detailed but accessible account of the campaigns and battles. This volume covers the tumultuous period from the death of Constantius II in AD 361 to the death of Theodosius. Among the many campaigns covered, it therefore includes the Emperor Julian’s fatal campaign against the Sassanian Persians and the disastrous defeat and death of Valens at Adrianople in 378. Such calamities illustrate the level of external threat Rome’s armies faced on many fronts in this difficult period.
(2018) A Military History of Late Rome 361–395, Pen & Sword, Barnsley. —— (
2017), Caracalla. A Military Biography. Pen & Sword, Barnsley. —— (2016) 'The
Eyes and Ears: The Sasanian and Roman Spies AD 224–450', Historia i Swiat ...
Author: Ilkka Syvänne
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
This is a narrative military history of the emperors Lucius Domitius Aurelianus (Aurelian, reigned 270-275) and Marcus Aurelius Probus (276-282) which also includes the other reigns between the years 268 and 285. It shows how these two remarkable emperors were chiefly responsible for the Empire surviving and emerging largely intact from a period of intense crisis. It was Aurelian who first united the breakaway regions, including Zenobias Palmyra, and it was Probus who then secured his achievements. The reigns of Aurelian and Probus have been subjected to many studies, but none of these have approached the extant material purely from the point of view of military analysis. Most importantly, the previous historians have not exploited the analytical opportunities provided by the military treatises that describe the strategy and tactics of the period Roman army. It is thanks to this new methodology that Ilkka Syvänne has been able to reconstruct the military campaigns of these two soldier emperors and their other contemporaries in far greater detail than has been possible before.
Luttwak, Edward N. (1976/1979), The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire From
the First Century A.D. to the Third, Baltimore and London. Maailmanhistoria 2 (
1917), Helsinki Tietokirja-Osakeyhtiö Porvoo. McGrail S. (1983/2006), Ancient ...
Author: Ilkka Syvanne
Publisher: Pen and Sword
This ambitious series gives the reader a comprehensive narrative of late Roman military history from 284-641. Each volume (5 are planned) gives a detailed account of the changes in organization, equipment, strategy and tactics among both the Roman forces and her enemies in the relevant period, while also giving a detailed but accessible account of the campaigns and battles. Volume I covers the period 284-361, starting with recovery from the 'third-century crisis' and the formation of the Tetrarchy. Constantine's civil wars and stabilization.are also major themes, with the pattern repeated under his sons. Constantius II's wars against the usurper Magnentius, the Danubian tribes and the Sassanid Persians illustrate the serious combination of internal and external threats the Empire faced at this time. The author discusses these and the many other dramatic military events in their full context and puts forward some interesting conclusions on strategic and tactical developments. He argues, for example, that the Roman shift from infantry to cavalry as the dominant arm occurred considerably earlier than usually accepted. Anyone with an interest in the military history of this period will find it both informative and thought-provoking.
AD ( Military power of “ Legati ” ( Viceroys ) separated from civil authority . ) ... 361
- 363 Valentinian I . emperor . ... 395 ( Stilicho , a Vandal commander of Roman
legions in Britain against Picts and Scots , and on Rhine frontier repulses Suevi ...
A.D. PERSIA . ROMAN EMPIRE . 324 .. Constantine Sole Emperor 323 Council
of Nice 325 Constantine divides the Empire and makes Byzantium his Capital
330 War of Sapor II . with Constantius 337-350 Constantine II . Emperor of West
337-340 Constantius Emperor of East 337–361 Constans Emperor in Illyricum
and Africa 337-350 Constantius Sole Emperor 353 Julian 361 Expedition of ...
394 Armenia conquered and divided 383 Arcadius Emperor of East 395
Varahran IV .
From the Death of Theodosius the Great to the Coronation of Charles the Great, A.D. 395-800 Arthur Mapletoft Curteis ... was made to galvanise the dying
paganism into renewed life by the Emperor Julian ( A.D. 361-3 ) ; but its ill
success served to show ... it would have been at the peril of his fame , and
success could hardly have been obtained except by civil war . ... revenues , the
cessation of priestly privileges , and by proclaiming the ancient worship a
treasonable and capital crime .
350 Constans I , Christian Roman emperor 337 - 350 , son of Constantine I the
Great , is killed in Gaul ( 30 ) 353 • St . Paulinus of Nola ... 377 Arcadius , Eastern Roman emperor jointly with his father , Theodosius I , 383 – 395 , and on his own 395 - 402 , born ( - 408 ) . ... 363 Flavius Claudius Julianus ( Julian the Apostate )
, Roman emperor 361 - 363 , a noted scholar and military commander , dies from
Author: Helicon Editors
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO
Provides information on over 70,000 events from prehistory to the present.
Author: Classical Association (Great Britain)Publish On: 1922
Vom Prinzipat zum Dominat , shows that the army had no legal right to interfere in
the selection of the emperor till the time of Carus . ... R. Grosse in a treatment of late military history dates the " barbarization ” of Rome's army not before
Theodosian . ... 361–395 . picture of Roman misgovernment in Der Niedergang
der hell ...
R. Grosse 4 in a treatment of late military history dates the barbarization of Rome's army not before Theodosian . ... 361–395 . a picture of Roman
misgovernment in Der Niedergang der hell 44 THE YEAR'S WORK IN
A. D. 306–337 Constantinus , 337–340 Constantius , 337–350 Constans , 337- 361 Julian the Apostate . ... 379–395 Arcadius , 395–408 ) Honorius , rius , 395—
( 423 ) The Roman Empire in its Christian Period . - In 306 began ... The
apparition of this prodigy , which was seen by the whole army , deeply moved
Constantine , who long years afterwards related it to Eusebius , Bishop of
Cæsarea . All that ...
( Rolfe's translation , 1.441 ) More substantive from a military standpoint was
Ammianus's secret mission inside the Persian Empire ... A.D. 395 , was the last
true Roman historian . ... His first appearance in history is attested in A.D. 354 ,
during the reign of the emperor Constantius II ( A.D. 337– A.D. 361 ) , serving in
the east ...
Author: Gale Cengage
Publisher: Detroit [Mich.] : Gale Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The history of Rome is essentially the history of one nation imitating another, namely Greece. The Romans invented only one genre, the satire. Roman writers borrowed their subject matter from the Greeks in all but one respect, history. Several of these Roman authors were slaves or came from slave families. It was the Greek-speaking early-freed slaves that taught the Romans to give their literature subjectivity.
Chemistry : Griffin's Qualitative 888 Passingham's ( E. ) Wild Notes , 4653
Rawlinson's ( G. ) History of Herodotus , 464 ... Years and late Reflections , 208 ;
Comte's Positive of Geology , 720 ; Survey of India , 177 ; Voices Piedmont ,
Country Life in ... 721 Reports : Artistic Copyright Committee , 401 ; Sanitary
Condition of the Army , 400 ; Commercial Re- Science and ... 206 ; Fitzhugh's
Curse of Schamyl , 47 ; Rome , Recollections , by Cardinal Wiseman , 361 , 395
German Illustrations ...
TABLES OF ANCIENT HISTORY AND LITERATURE . Continued . ... 395 Gr ... -
405-368 Aristippus.-400-365 ROME BURNT by the Gauls Lysander slain . --395
Agesilaus in Asia , S. Gr ..- 396-395 ... Battle of Lechaum -383 Cyprian War .
A History D. Brendan Nagle. Emperors of the Late Roman Empire West East
Constantine 11 337 – 340 Constantius II 337 – 361 Constantius II ( sole emperor
) 351 - 361 Julian ( sole emperor ) 361 - 363 Valentian 364 – 375 Valens 364 -
378 Gratian 375 – 383 Theodosius 379 – 395 ... but in the eyes of the army he
was an emperor in the competent , soldierly tradition of Diocletian and
Author: D. Brendan Nagle
A history of ancient Rome from its beginnings in 600 BC through the end of the seventh century AD.