1. The wars of early Rome (beginnings to 343 BCE); 2. The conquest of Italy (343 to 264 BCE); 3. The army's greatest challenge: the Punic Wars (264-202 BCE); 4. The army in republican society; 5. Rome's army wins an empire (202-133 BCE); 6. Transformation of the army (133-64 BCE); 7. Caesar's wars (62-44 BCE); 8. Death throes of the republic (44 BCE-30 BCE); 9. Augustus' new army; 10. Conquests of the imperial army (30 BCE-68 CE); 11. The imperial army as society; 12. War and the Roman peace (68-191 CE); 13. Rome struggles for survival (191-285 CE); 14. Rome fights back (285-378 CE); 15. Half an empire falls (378-476 CE).
Jonathan P. Roth is professor of history at San Jose State University. A scholar of Roman military history, he is the author of The Logistics of the Roman Army at War.