Ancient Warfare Podcast (274): The Julio-Claudian legions - issue XVI.5

Augustus’ reign started with a thorny problem. After the Battle of Actium and surrender of the army of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, he controlled the entire Roman empire as well as 50-odd legions. With no rivals, for now, remaining, he needed a solution that would solidify his base of power and not break the bank at the same time. His solution was a system that lasted, surviving in fact longer after his own dynasty died out.

Hear the team discuss the latest edition of the Ancient Warfare:  issue XVI.5 The Roman Imperial Legions: The army of the Julio Claudians.

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