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Title: Roman light infantry and the art of combat : the nature and experience of skirmishing and non-pitched battle in Roman warfare 264 BC-AD 235
Author: Anders, Adam
ISNI:       0000 0004 2732 9068
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2011
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Summary This thesis is an evaluation of Roman light infantry and non-pitched battle combat in the Roman army, from the years 264 BC – AD 235. This study incorporates a thorough etymological assessment of the Latin and Greek vocabulary of light infantry, and how the ancient sources use these terms. Building on this assessment, this thesis then includes a discussion on defining Roman light infantry. From this follows an analysis of the various modes of combat of these troops, including skirmishing, ambushing, small-scale engagements. A ‘face of battle’ approach (after John Keegan) assessing the nature and experience of the various forms of warfare mentioned above is also included.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World