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Author Taylor, Michael J. (Military historian), author
Title Soldiers and silver : mobilizing resources in the age of Roman conquest / Michael J. Taylor
Imprint Austin : University of Texas Press, 2020
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DG89 T244 2020    AVAILABLE    30530001382670
Edition First edition
Descript 246 pages : map ; 24 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"Despite its relative poverty and despite being outnumbered in most of its decisive battles, Rome nevertheless came to dominate the Mediterranean world by the middle of the 2nd century BC. This book examines finances and manpower in the region's five empires (Rome plus Carthage, Ptolemaic Egypt, the Antigonids of Macedonia, and the Seleucids of Asia Minor) to show how this came to pass: by compelling its allies and conquered peoples to provide unpaid soldiers for the Roman armies, Rome was able to dominate the region with its strategic placement of troops and by its ability to mobilize more men for less money"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Finance, Public -- Rome
Rome -- History, Military
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