Caesar's Army: A Study of the Military Art of the Romans in the Last Days of the Republic

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VI.

THE SHIPS AND SEA-FIGHTS.

§ 216. This subject belongs properly to a discussion of the Roman army, as the actual fighting on shipboard was always done by details from the legions.

Fig. 44.* Section of Galley with five Banks of Oars, showing the position of the rowers.

§ 217. The Roman ships were propelled both by sails and oars. For the war-ships, however, the latter were the main reliance. The rowers (slaves) in a ship of any size sat under the deck, on benches arranged in tiers (Fig. 44). Each

3. G. III, I3-15; IV, I2-26, 28, 29; V, 10, II. 8. II, 3-7.

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From Scheffer, De Militia Navali Veterum, Upsala, 1654 A. D.

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Table of contents

  • Caesar's Army - A Study of the Military Art of the Romans in the Last Days of the Republic. *
  • Preface *
  • Contents *
  • List of Illustrations *
  • Abbreviations *
  • I - The Organization. *
  • 1 - The Infantry of the Legion. *
  • 2 - The Standards. 13
  • 3 - The Music. 15
  • 4 - The Baggage Train. 16
  • 5 - The Auxiliary Infantry. 18
  • 6 - The Cavalry. 19
  • 7 - The Artillery. 20
  • 8 - The Staff and Staff Troops. 26
  • II - The Legionary. *
  • 1 - Enlistment. *
  • 2 - Clothing. 32
  • 3 - Armor. 32
  • 4 - Arms. 33
  • 5 - Baggage. 36
  • 6 - Work. 36
  • 7 - Pay. 37
  • 8 - Discipline. 38
  • III - Tactics of the Legion. *
  • Military Terms *
  • A - Order of Battle. 41
  • B - The Order of March. 46
  • IV - Tactics of the Cavalry. *
  • V - Tactics of the Army. *
  • A - The Battle. *
  • B - The March. 62
  • C - The Camp. 70
  • D - The Siege. 87
  • VI - The Ships and Sea-Fights. *
  • VII - The Enemy. *
  • Maps of the Principal Campaigns and Plans of the Most Important Battles and Sieges of the Gallic War *
  • Gallia Antiqua *
  • Map of the Campaign of B. C.58 *
  • Map of the Campaign of B. C.57 *
  • Map of the Campaigns of B. C. 55,54, & 53 *
  • Britain in the Campaigns of B. C.55 & 54 *
  • Map of the Campaign of B. C. 52 *
  • Index of Latin Military Terms *
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