Development of the Roman Army and Warfare

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Development of the Roman Army and Warfare Service in the military began as being seasonal Warfare was conducted at certain times of the year based on the harvest Initial expansion was rather accidental- Rome would be attacked, defeat its attackers, and end up with the land that had belonged to the attackers Consuls were responsible for making war and leading armies Rome establishes itself as the greatest military power in Italy During Punic Wars against Carthage, the Romans learned to build warships to challenge the Carthaginian fleet that dominated the Mediterranean After First Punic War, Rome gets control of its first provinces. This means it stations its first permanent commitments outside Italy in Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica During Second Punic War, Hannibal reminds the world that Roman army isn’t undefeatable Romans resort to inglorious tactics of choosing to fight only at when they had an advantage over the enemy- the ‘waiting game’ For a period after the Macedonian wars, the use of the army shifted farther from the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CC 302 taught by Professor Galinsky during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.

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