Legions of Rome. By Stephen Dando-Collins. St Martin’s Press, New York. Hard cover; 607 pages.
Reviewed by Dr Tom Lewis
THIS book’s introduction puts its central theme best when it argues: “The long existence of the Roman Empire had everything to do with the legions. While the legions were strong, Rome was strong. Conversely, the disintegration of the Late Empire has everything to do with the disintegration of the legions as effective fighting forces.” (p. 11)