The Battle That Stopped Rome : Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest (Reprint)

個数:

The Battle That Stopped Rome : Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest (Reprint)

  • 提携先の海外書籍取次会社に在庫がございます。通常2週間で発送いたします。
    重要ご説明事項
    1. 納期遅延や、ご入手不能となる場合が若干ございます。
    2. 複数冊ご注文の場合、分割発送となる場合がございます。
    3. 美品のご指定は承りかねます。
  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 256 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780393326437
  • DDC分類 936.3

Full Description


In AD 9, a Roman traitor led an army of barbarians who trapped and then slaughtered three entire Roman legions: 20,000 men, half the Roman army in Europe. If not for this battle, the Roman Empire would surely have expanded to the Elbe River, and probably eastward into present-day Russia. But after this defeat, the shocked Romans ended all efforts to expand beyond the Rhine, which became the fixed border between Rome and Germania for the next 400 years, and which remains the cultural border between Latin western Europe and Germanic central and eastern Europe today.This fascinating narrative introduces us to the key protagonists: the emperor Augustus, the most powerful of the Caesars; his general Varus, who was the wrong man in the wrong place; and the barbarian leader Arminius, later celebrated as the first German hero. In graphic detail, based on recent archaeological finds, the author leads the reader through the mud, blood, and decimation that was the Battle of Teutoburg Forest.NER(01): WOW

Table of Contents

        List of Illustrations                      9  (2)
List of Maps 11 (2)
Important Dates 13 (2)
Preface 15 (10)
Ambushed! 25 (5)
Creation of the Legend 30 (7)
History and Archaeology of the Battle 37 (19)
Augustus: Rome's First Emperor 56 (24)
Varus and the Frontier 80 (25)
Arminius: The Native Hero 105(20)
Warfare in Early Roman Europe: Prelude to 125(36)
the Battle
The Battle 161(16)
The Horror: Death on the Battlefield 177(9)
The Victors' Celebrations 186(14)
The Immediate Outcome 200(13)
The Meaning of the Battle 213(14)
APPENDIXES
1. How an Archaeological Site Is Formed 221(1)
2. Roman Weapons Found at the Kalkriese 222(1)
Battle Site
3. Museums, Roman Remains, and 223(4)
Archaeological Parks
Sources and Suggestions for Further Reading 227(12)
Acknowledgments 239(2)
Illustration Credits 241(2)
Index 243