Ancient Warfare V.5

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The navy is one of the elements of the Roman military machine that is often overlooked. Nevertheless, these fleets of warships played a pivotal role in winning battles and securing victories, being a powerful weapon the emperor could unleash upon his enemies.

Theme: Securing Seas and Shores: Fleets of the Roman Empire'

  • Courtney Foster, 'Introduction to the theme'
  • Michael J. Taylor, 'A voice from Egypt. The archive of Terentianus'
  • Raffaele D'Amato, 'An officer of the liburna Armata. The tombstone of Montanus'
  • Jasper Oorthuys, 'Marines and mariners: deciphering the structure of the fleets'
  • Mihail Zahariade, 'Workhorses of the Imperial navy. The Roman provincial fleets'
  • Paul McDonnell-Staff, 'The winds of fate. The battle of Actium'
  • Jesse Obert, 'Classis fleet. The personal relationship between an emperor and his fleet'


  • Murray Dahm, 'Don't lose your head! Head wounds, healing and helmets'
  • Allan Smith IV, 'The anatomy of battle. Testing Polybius' formations.'
  • Duncan B. Campbell, 'The debate: Death in Babylon'

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