Intelligence activities in ancient Rome : trust in the gods, but verify / Rose Mary Sheldon.

Author
Sheldon, Rose Mary, 1948- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London ; New York : Frank Cass, 2005.
Description
xxvii, 317 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Intelligence serviceRome [Browse]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [290]-309) and index.
Contents
Trust in the gods, but verify -- Rome conquers Italy: methods and motives -- Hannibal's spies -- Diplomat, trader, messenger, client, spy: Rome's eyes and ears in the east -- The high price of failure: Crassus and the Parthians -- Caesar goes to Britain -- Julius Caesar and the end of the Roman Republic -- The Augustan revolution : communications and internal security -- Roman military intelligence -- Intelligence systems failure : the slaughter of Varus in the Teutoburgerwald -- Transmission and signaling -- The Roman secret service -- Big brother is watching you.
ISBN
0714654809 (alk. paper)
LCCN
2004050871
OCLC
55616493
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