Авторы: Jeremiah B. McCall
Издательство: London and New York
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Throughout the middle Republic the wealthiest Roman citizens supplied a cavalry contingent to every field army. Each cavalryman was liable to serve a maximum of ten years between the ages of 17 and 46. Cavalry service was a distinguished form of service and an important mark of elite status. Nevertheless, in the early first century B.C. 1 tactical units of citizen cavalry disappeared and foreign auxiliaries supplied all of Rome’s cavalry. The Romans had ended an institution that had lasted for centuries. The traditional explanation for the end of the Roman citizen cavalry corps has persisted for the better part of a century and received wide support from historians.