Stephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion, following Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This unprecedented regimental history reveals countless previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesar’s conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionnaires, and the daily routine and discipline of the Legion.
From penetrating insights into the mind of history’s greatest general to a grunt’s-eye view of the gruesome realities of war in the Classical Age, this riveting true account sets a new standard of excellence and detail to which all authors of ancient military history will now aspire.
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What a great book. This audiobook will have you stopping in your tracks just to hear the play by play on the battles and how each was fought.
If you did not know about the legions, where they came from and how they fought this is the book for you. If you do know about the legions...this is also the book for an explanation of each battle and all of the parts and pieces of the legions. A complete history of the expansion of the roman empire through military might and the civil war that led to the downfall of Rome.
Caesars Legion? The General's Legion
It is providential that only 6000 character is the permitted parameter of iTunes critiques, otherwise, one might be tempted to recall every positive about the audiobook Caesar's Legion--which was Legio X (the Tenth Legion). Narration, information, and description carry the listener back in time, gracefully and majestically. Sometimes we are Roman and at others we are Barbarian We miss nothing. Along with Caesar's tough, battle hardened veterans we form up the nervous recruits and draftees in Gallic Spain, shaping them into that which becomes legend. Legio X, incredibly creative, ultimately destructive, a mobile city on footfall with whose men we share battle upon desperate battle, shameful, shameless mutiny, deconstruction, reconstruction, dilapidation, rejuvenation, and even more spectacular achievements than with the Divine Caesar himself, and finally, ultimate destruction, However, no 'pet' name does the Tenth bare, such as "Conqueror," or "Augusta," or "Macedonian" to advance their reputations. The name Legio X proves more than enough to humble the mighty Parthians, bringing them to abandon cities, even pleading for peace before even a single arrow shot. By following the Tenth a privileged history reveals itself, including the people, politics, terrain, the atmosphere throughout an over hundred-fifty years from its inception and seemingly leading role in every major conflict and battle taught us as Roman history. Be prepared to be surprised, refreshed, and hopefully enlightened, in light of this book's clear objectivity. Discover what open-minded reasoning and Questioned Document Examination (QDE or forensic document examination) and solid forensic archeology reveals about what we thought we knew.
A Man's Book!
If you love history, detail, and learning, this book is right for you. It seems to be very accurate, with the obvious exception of the accounts of symbolism found in the temple at Jerusalem. I found myself listening to several sections mutiple times, just to understand exactly what was going on and to hear it happen again.. I highly recommend this book!