Though many may perceive the roman empire as a primarily land based organisation an empire forged by the formidable legions of infantry the truth is that the roman empire was as much a maritime empire as that of the british in the nineteenth century and in fact the roman navy was the most powerful maritime force ever to have existed. The navies of rome michael pitassi paperback 9781843836001 2595 hardback out of stock hardback 9781843834090 8000 add to basket add to wishlist a groundbreaking new chronological study of the role played by the navy in the successful development of the roman empire. The navies of rome has 14 ratings and 3 reviews cat said this book is one of the sources that gave me the inspiration and impetus to work on the thesis. Rome had employed naval vessels from the early republic in the 4th century bce especially in response to the threat from pirates in the tyrrhenian sea but it was in 260 bce that they built in a mere 60 days their first significant navy
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