Special Topic: Aspects of the Roman Army - 20 credits (HST037)
With its reputation for professionalism and success, the Roman army has been and remains a very popular topic of study, and gives rise to an ever-increasing bibliography from both the academic and wider communities. Recent work has concentrated on a variety of areas, including the army’s place in society, inter-relationships between soldiers and civilians, military equipment, the ‘experience’ of war and dynamics of battle, and the behaviour of soldiers in war. This module allows the student to choose their own topic on Roman warfare and study it in detail whilst improving their knowledge and critical analysis of the range of literary and archaeological sources available, including the potential of using reconstruction archaeology to address research questions.
Please note: This module will not be available in the academic year 2011–12, as Dr Gilliver will be on research leave.