The Role of Early Empire Roman Cavalry in the Defence of Tauric Chersonesos

DSpace Repository

Show simple item record Karasiewicz-Szczypiorski, Radosław Gawroński, Radosław 2018-02-10T23:00:01Z 2018-02-10T23:00:01Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Ad Fines Imperii Romani, Studia Thadaeo Sarnowski septuagenario ab amicis, collegis discipulisque dedicata, 2015, p. 325-340. pl
dc.identifier.isbn 978-83-61376-46-0
dc.description.abstract Cavalry is not the first thing which comes to mind when one considers the activities of the Roman army. Naturally, that way of thinking is also present in works which focus their attention on the defensive capabilities of Roman frontier systems. Even though turf ramparts, watchtow-ers and camp remains are given the attention they deserve, the arrangements designed for mobile defence which required cavalry use, have received less interest, mostly due to the blurred and sketchy picture provided by the limited and fragmentary archaeological evidence.Moreover, when it comes to the activities of the Roman army, connected with the Crimean Peninsula, the surviving literary records tend to diminish the role of the cavalry. And so, accord-ing to Tacitus’s account, the Roman troops used in the Bosporan war of AD 49 were composed mostly of infantry units, and the cavalry contin-gents were provided by the allied Sarmatian Aorsi tribe. Despite the fact that the particular passage in Tacitus’ account could have been a reflection of the real situation during the Bosporan war, the surviving archaeological and epigraphic evidence suggests quite a different overall picture. pl
dc.language.iso en pl
dc.rights Creative Commons Uznanie autorstwa 3.0 Polska
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject tauric chersosnesos pl
dc.subject roman cavalery pl
dc.subject roman military pl
dc.subject roman army pl
dc.title The Role of Early Empire Roman Cavalry in the Defence of Tauric Chersonesos pl
dc.type artykuł pl
dc.contributor.organization Instytut Archeologii Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego pl
dc.contributor.organization Instytut Archeologii Uniwersytet Warszawski pl
dc.description.eperson Oskar Kubrak
dc.relation.lcategory archeologia pl
dc.identifier.alternativelocation pl

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record