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    I am looking for a complete book on the Roman Empire, from the start of Rome through it's fall. I've been browsing Amazon and Chapters, but can't seem to find a book that covers the whole history from a mainly military point of view. Any recommendations? Thanks
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    Book recommendation

    Read De Bello Gallico, by Julius Caesar. You can download it for free at "Project Guttenberg".
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      Thanks for the reply, but I can't find it on Guttenberg.
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      • #4
        Sorry, I screwed up the Latin.

        Here is the link
        http://www.gutenberg.net/browse/BIBREC/BR10657.HTM
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          "Caesar's Gaulic campaigns" (cant remember the author-sorry.)
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          • #6
            Originally posted by SGT Long
            "Caesar's Gaulic campaigns" (cant remember the author-sorry.)
            It's the same book as I referred. Caesar is the author.
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              Got it thanks. :thumb:
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                Accually no,The one I read was written by an American LTC in the late 40's. It's here in the post library,Ill get the name next time I go down there.
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                  Originally posted by SGT Long
                  Accually no,The one I read was written by an American LTC in the late 40's. It's here in the post library,Ill get the name next time I go down there.
                  My guess is that it is a translation of Caesar's "Gallic Wars". If you get down to the library, I'd be interested in finding out.

                  Thanks!
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                    That's a possibility I hadnt thought of,I'll check tomorrow.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Roman empire book recommendation please

                      Originally posted by dannybou
                      I am looking for a complete book on the Roman Empire, from the start of Rome through it's fall. I've been browsing Amazon and Chapters, but can't seem to find a book that covers the whole history from a mainly military point of view. Any recommendations? Thanks
                      "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" by Edward Gibbon (5 or 6 volumes).

                      Oops - that's not the entire history (but its still good)
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                      • #12
                        Thanks for all replies. I had seen the Decline and Fall on Amazon, but thought there would be a collection for the entire history, from the founding of Rome, to it's sacking.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Re: Roman empire book recommendation please

                          Originally posted by hogdriver
                          "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" by Edward Gibbon (5 or 6 volumes).

                          Oops - that's not the entire history (but its still good)
                          6 volumes, but it covers well into the middle ages...not sure how much of Rome it covers and don't have my copy handy.
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                          • #14
                            Gibbon's Decline and Fall starts circa 235 AD, but he does devote some chapters to an overview of the Empire at it's height in the 3rd Century.
                            It's a long work though, carrying the story right down to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. While the quality of the writing is excellent it is not a light read by any means.

                            A good short work on the fall of the Empire anyway is:

                            '' The Fall of the Roman Empire: The Military Explanation'' by Arther Ferrill.

                            You would probably have to consult a few works to cover everything though.
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                            • #15
                              I've placed Gibbon's collection in my Amazon wish list. Father's day coming up in June

                              Still looking for one from the foundation of Rome to when Gibbon starts his work.
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