Legionary: The Roman Soldier’s (Unofficial) Manual by Philip Matyszak

Anyone writing historical fiction or non-fiction about ancient Rome would do well to read Legionary, the Roman Soldier’s (Unofficial) Manual. This book tells all of the ins and outs of the Roman army-recruitment, training, gear, working conditions, benefits and drawbacks, possible assignments and promotion opportunities, various places you may be sent to, characteristics of possible [...]

Book Review: Marching With Caesar-Civil War

In the first novel of R.W. Peake’s Marching With Caesar series readers were treated to a detailed account of what life was like as a Roman legionary involved in foreign conquests. Peake’s latest historical novel, Marching with Caesar-Civil War is in some ways even more fascinating than the first because the central character, Titus Pullus [...]