Ross Cowan

Roman Historian in UK

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Ross Cowan is the author of ten books about the Roman army, including For the Glory of Rome: A History of Warriors and Warfare.

Ross studied Classical Civilisation at the University of Glasgow (MA, PhD). He was introduced to warfare in the Ancient World via the splendid illustrations of Peter Connolly and the novels of David Gemmell. Ross' research focuses on courage, heroism, glory and warrior culture in the Roman military.

Ross is a regular contributor to Ancient Warfare magazine. His articles and reviews have been published in Ad Familiares, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Classics Ireland, Historia, Medieval Warfare, Military History Monthly/Matters,and Military Illustrated.