Dexter Hoyos, DPhil

Dexter Hoyos, DPhil Dexter Hoyos is an Australian Latinist and ancient historian. After completing a DPhil in Roman history at Oxford (England) he took up an appointment at Sydney University in 1972, retiring in 2007 after thirty-six academic years. He is currently Honorary Associate Professor (research) in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Sydney. Hoyos has written a number of books chiefly on Roman and Carthaginian history in the Third and Second Centuries BC, including Unplanned Wars: the Origins of the First and Second Punic Wars (Berlin-New York, 1998), Hannibal's Dynasty: Power and Politics in the Western Mediterranean, 247-183 BC (London, 2003), Livy, Hannibal's War: Books 21 to 30 (commentary, with translation by J. C. Yardley: Oxford-New York, 2006), Truceless War: Carthage's Fight for Survival, 241-237 BC (Leiden, 2007), and Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy (Exeter, England, 2008). He has also written about thirty-five scholarly articles on Roman history and the study of Latin. Hoyos is the author of A Roman Army Reader: Twenty-One Selections from Literary, Epigraphic, and Other Documents (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2013).

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  • A Roman Army Reader: Twenty-One Selections from Literary, Epigraphic, and Other Documents

    Author: Dexter Hoyos
    Product Code: 715X
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-715-5

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    This edition offers a compact portrait, in peace and in war, of the ancient Roman army, one of history’s most famous and successful military organizations. Twelve literary passages combine with nine epigraphic and other documents to show soldiers who don’t merely fight: Between battles, they march, drill, camp, construct public works, eat, drink, and—sometimes illegally—marry and have children. At times, and invariably with bloodstained results, troops also involved themselves in Roman politics. With selections from a variety of sources and a time span ranging from the First Punic War to the reign of M. Aurelius, this compact reader is like no other currently available.