Dr Michael Schmitz is a lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia. He is the author of Roman Annexation: Costs and Benefits of Trajan's Dacian Conquests (2010) and The Dacian Threat 101 106 AD (2005).
"A good book for those interested in Roman policy and strategy or
in frontier studies."-- "The NYMAS Review"
"I enjoyed the read and it has certainly given me much food for thought on how I can look to differentiate further my Dacians from a typical 'vanilla warband' army into a force that could pose more problems for a Roman foe, giving as it does a very good read, providing a very clear narrative of the wars in the area together with an account of how the Romans coped with the foes and terrain they encountered."-- "JJ's Wargames"
"Much of the study's focus region is poorly covered in English-language publications in general, which should make the volume popular with its proper readership..."-- "Bryn Mawr Classical Review"