Posts tagged with 'Author Note'

Brothers in Blood: A brief introduction to the Roman Army

Posted on January 30, 2015, tagged Author Note, Roman Army, Simon Scarrow, brothers in blood, cato and macro

Have you read the latest Cato and Macro adventure, Brothers in Blood, yet? Here, Simon outlines the chain of command for the Roman Army in AD52… The Fourteenth Legion, like all legions, comprised five and a half thousand men. The basic unit was the c …

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Archive Author Note: WHEN THE EAGLE HUNTS

Posted on October 29, 2014, tagged Author Note, Cato, Macro, Simon Scarrow, When The Eagle Hunts

In this note from his 2002 Cato and Macro adventure, When The Eagle Hunts, Simon looks at the history and facts behind the fiction… One of the most enduring symbols of pre-Roman Britain is the huge complex of earthworks at Maiden Castle in Dorset. It …

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Archive Author Note: THE LEGION

Posted on October 11, 2014, tagged Author Note, Rome, Simon Scarrow, The Legion, cato and macro, historical fiction

In this note, Simon looks at the history that inspired Cato and Macro’s tenth adventure, The Legion… The Roman province of Egypt was one of the most vital assets of the empire. Rome had been interested in Egypt long before Octavian (who later adopted …

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