In this new edition, with a new preface and an updated bibliography, the author provides a comprehensive and well-documented survey of the evolution and growth of the remarkable military enterprise of the Roman army. Lawrence Keppie overcomes the traditional dichotomy between the historical view of the Republic and the archaeological approach to the Empire by examining archaeological evidence from the earlier years. The arguments of The Making of the Roman Army are clearly illustrated with specially prepared maps and diagrams and photographs of Republican monuments and coins.
Lawrence Keppie is Reader in Roman Archaeology at the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. He is the author of Understanding Roman Inscriptions (Batsford 1991) and the forthcoming Army of Augustus (Routledge).