Introduction; 1. The evidence; 2. Rome in the sixth century; 3. Rome's regal army (c.570-509); 4. Fighting for land (509-452); 5. The incorporation of the plebs (451-390); 6. The Gallic sack, the rebirth of Rome, and the incorporation of the Latins (390-338); Conclusions.
Argues for an entirely new understanding of early Roman society visible through the evolution of early Roman warfare.
Jeremy Armstrong is Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Auckland. He has published on various aspects of early Roman history, archaeology and warfare, including two edited volumes: Rituals of Triumph (2013) and Circum Mare: Themes in Ancient Warfare (forthcoming).