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Empire State (Paperback)

How the Roman Military Built an Empire

Ancient History Rome P&S History

By Dr Simon Elliott
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781785706585
Published: 21st July 2017

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The role of the Roman military in the running of industry across the Roman Empire is examined, particularly the mining and quarrying industries but also others. They also took part in agriculture, administered and policed the Empire, provided a firefighting resource and organised games in the arena.

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About Dr Simon Elliott

Dr Simon Elliott is an archaeologist, historian and broadcaster, and a former editor at both Jane’s Defence Weekly and Flight International. He has a PhD in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Kent, where he is now an Honorary Research Fellow, and has an MA in Archaeology from UCL and an MA in War Studies from KCL.


His research has been published in History Today, RUSI Journal, Military History Monthly and British Archaeology and many other periodicals, and he is the author of six mainstream history books currently on sale or pre-sale, one a Military History Matters Book of the Year and one an Amazon number 1 best seller. Simon lectures widely to local history societies and archaeological groups. He is co-Director of the Roman villa excavation at Teston and is Trustee of the Council for british Archaeology and Trustee of museum of London Archaeology. He makes frequent appearances on TV as a Roman expert.

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