Riding for Caesar: The Roman Emperors' Horse Guard

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Harvard University Press, 1997 - Всего страниц: 223

Caesar praised them in his Commentaries. Trajan had them carved on his Column. Hadrian wrote poems about them. Well might these rulers have immortalized the horse guard, whose fortunes so closely kept pace with their own. Riding for Caesar follows these horsemen from their rally to rescue Caesar at Noviodunum in 52 B.C. to their last stand alongside Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge. It offers a colorful picture of these horsemen in all their changing guises and duties--as the emperor's bodyguard or his parade troops, as a training school and officer's academy for the Roman army, or as a shock force in the endless wars of the second and third centuries. Written by one of the world's leading authorities on the Roman army, this history reveals the remarkable part the horse guard played in the fate of the Roman empire.

 

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Epona goddess of the horses Thessalonica Archaeological Museum 160
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The journeys of Caesars horse guard 5245 BC
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the second century
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The troopers home tribes in Lower Germany
40
Viators altar from Sarmizegethusa Dacia
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The roughshod third century
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Septimius Severus victory speech at Ctesiphon Parthia
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Tall and handsome horsemen
77
Weapons and warfare
103
Thirdcentury gala uniform
107
The forts and cemetery of the horse guard in Rome
114
Horse guard troopers who died on campaigns
117
Life in Rome
126
The two forts of the horse guard on the Caelian Hill
127
Gods and graves
139
Training faithful frontier armies
146

The ethnic origin of the horse guard
82
The veterans homes
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Aristocratic officers
95
Death at the Milvian Bridge
152
The Roman empire
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