Posts tagged with 'history'

The Roman Army Chain of Command

Posted on October 15, 2014, tagged Roman Army, Rome, Simon Scarrow, cato and macro, chain of command, history

In this piece, first published in The Eagle and the Wolves, Simon explains the organisation of the Roman Army… The Second Legion, the ‘home’ of Macro and Cato, comprised some five and a half thousand men. The basic unit was the century of eighty men …

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Gallery: Centurion Macro’s classic quotes

Posted on October 7, 2014, tagged Macro, brothers in blood, cato and macro, historical fiction, history, sword

Everyone knows that Centurion Macro isn’t the most sensitive of souls. In fact, he’s at his happiest when he’s out on the battlefield giving his enemies a good kicking and then celebrating with a barrel or two of wine. At almost 300 pounds, stocky and …

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Interview: BROTHERS IN BLOOD

Posted on September 29, 2014, tagged Eagle, Simon, Simon Scarrow, brothers in blood, cato and macro, gladiator, history, new books

With Brothers in Blood almost ready to be unleashed, Simon answers a few questions about the Romans and the Cato and Macro series… What could the modern world learn from the Romans? Psychopathic imperialism? I think it’s more worthwhile asking what i …

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Interview with Simon: SWORD AND SCIMITAR

Posted on July 3, 2014, tagged Simon Scarrow, Sword and Scimitar, ficiton, history, malta

Have you read Simon’s 2012 novel SWORD AND SCIMITAR? If so, here’s a fascinating interview with Simon in which he discusses the themes and historical details behind this historial epic… Writers of historical fiction are often asked how true to the thin …

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