University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Hugh Elton

Off the Battlefield

The Civilian's View of Late Roman Soldiers

By: Hugh Elton

When historians discuss the Roman army, they usually talk about the administration of the army or about the army at war. I shall do neither. Instead, I try to show how civilians saw the army when it was away from the battlefield. In many ways their view was very different from the “sharp end,” the […]