The Roman Navy: Ships, Men & Warfare 350BC - AD475 by Michael Pitassi

By Michael Pitassi

The Roman military used to be amazing for its measurement, achieve and durability. As major because the Royal military was once to the British Empire within the 19th century, the Roman army was once an important to the extreme growth of Imperial strength and for its upkeep over a interval of greater than 800 years. the material and association of this maritime strength is on the center of this new book.

At the peak of its energy the Roman army was once, no less than in numerical phrases, the biggest maritime strength ever to have existed. It hired tens of hundreds of thousands of sailors and maintained and fought fleets of ships greater than any forces given that. In those pages the writer seems to be in any respect the elements of the army in flip. Shipbuilding, rigs and fittings, and shipboard weaponry are coated as are all of the imperative send from the earliest varieties to the final. The command constitution is printed, as are all points of the crews’ lives, their recruitment, phrases of provider, education and uniforms. lifestyles onboard, food and drinks, self-discipline, faith and superstition are defined, whereas seamanship and navigation are handled besides bases and shore institutions. Operations function prominently, the allied and enemy navies in comparison, and specimen battles hired to give an explanation for struggling with tactics.

All those points replaced and constructed highly over the nice span of the Roman empire yet this attention-grabbing e-book brings this advanced tale jointly in a single exceptional volume.


Although approximately as vital because the legions to the Roman’s centuries of domination of the Mediterranean international, the Roman fleet has tended to be ignored by way of historians. within the Roman military, self sustaining pupil Pitassi supplies us a survey of that overlooked carrier. He covers the evolution of Roman warships, organizational and command constitution of the fleet, group of workers and their stipulations of provider, and the character of seamanship within the interval. Pitassi additionally takes a glance at a few operations and the strategies used, as well as short remedies of allied and enemy naval prone. So whereas this isn't a background of the Roman army, that may no longer be attainable given our narrow resources, it definitely fills an enormous desire, and is an invaluable learn for someone drawn to Roman historical past or naval affairs.
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There is also a disconnect between the transformation of DoD force planning to a capability-based process and the obsolete analytical methods used to specify materials requirements for the NDS. The committee is concerned that while there have been some attempts over the years to make the assumptions underlying the conflict scenarios used to set materials requirements more relevant, the models themselves are based on economic factors and do not account for changes in either the types of materials used or the ways they are used.

S. industry to supply and process raw materials for defense systems, and the continuing increase in the nation’s dependency on foreign sources for materials call for a fresh assessment of the risk and a new policy response. The committee also became convinced that notwithstanding the ineffectiveness of the current configuration of the NDS, there remains a role for the federal govern­ ment in the active management of the supply of materials for defense systems. Having considered which tools, in addition to or instead of a stockpile, could help to assure a continuing supply of materials, the committee concluded that a whole new approach was required.

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