Unformatted text preview: ii. Crassus engages the Parthians in southern Turkey iii. Is stranded in the desert, shot to death, runs out of water c. Teautoberger Forest, AD 9 i. In Germany, gets trapped in a clearing in the forest ii. Too tight to use cohort tactics d. Adrianople, 378 i. Cavalry has become important to battle ii. In the Balkins 4. Issues with having a large Empire a. Succession – crap shoot of emperors b. Cost of maintaining a huge empire c. Competing Roman vs. Natavistic interests 5. Luttvak’s notes on strategy a. Security b. Economic well being i. Access to new wealth and resources came from expanding empire ii. Later, individual search for power and domination c. Effects on the Political Order of Having too Much Weight Given to Security Needs (Too powerful military presence)...
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- buffer client states, Historic Roman Defeats, Hegemonic disadvantage, Teautoberger Forest