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Author: Stephen Dando-Collins
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Title: Mark Antony's Heroes: How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor
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Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 3, 2006)
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Mark Antony's Heroes: How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor by Stephen Dando-Collins



Stephen Dando-Collins. This fourth book in Dando-Collins’s definitive history of Rome’s legions tells the story of Rome’s 3rd Gallica Legion, which put Vespasian on the throne and saved the life of the Christian apostle Paul. Named for their leader, Mark Antony, these common Roman soldiers, through their gallantry on the battlefield, reshaped the Roman Empire and aided the spread of Christianity throughout Europe.

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This fourth book in Dando-Collins’s definitive history of Rome’s legions tells the story of Rome’s 3rd Gallica Legion, which put Vespasian on the throne and saved the life of the Christian apostle Paul.

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I have read his whole series on the legions. Overall, Dando-Collin's biography of the Legio III Gallica is not a disappointment. With relative accuracy he traces the Legion's role in Roman history from its foundation (raised by Julius Caesar from Gauls in the 40's BC) to its decisive role in the Battle of Second Cremona, in which it helped to secure victory for Vespasian in the Roman Civil War. The book is fairly light reading and is well-written. There are a few minor things I disagree with.

Mark Antony's Heroes: How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor - Stephen Dando-Collins. 69, the men of the 3rd Gallica Legion had gained a reputation as fearsome fighters, even among their fellow Romans. They had recently slaughtered nine thousand heavily armored Sarmatian cavalry on an icy battlefield south of the Danube.

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This fourth book in Dando-Collins’s definitive history of Rome’s legions tells the story of Rome’s 3rd Gallica Legion, which put Vespasian on the throne and saved the life of the Christian apostle Paul. Named for their leader, Mark Antony, these common Roman soldiers, through their gallantry on the battlefield, reshaped the Roman Empire and aided the spread of Christianity throughout Europe.
Reviews: 7
blodrayne
I am a huge fan of Stephen Dando-Collins and his writing on the Roman Legions. This is an especially interesting read to me because of my high interest in the Bible. As with his other works, the author fully expresses the details in a way that you do not get bogged down when reading. Some historical books leave me feeling like I am trudging through quick-sand. Not so with any of Dando-Collins' works.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Roman, Military, or Bible history.
Lahorns Gods
Witness Roman history against a landscape of facts, ancient imagery, personalities, passions, and human resolve, in Mark Antony's Heroes. It is vintage Dando-Collins, in that one feels immersed in the fascinating world of antiquity. You will discover the true drama of stories and passions that the schoolbooks dare not reveal. There is suspense, and intriguing looks at this most interesting empire and its famous 3rd Gallica Legion. Mark Antony's story is brought into a whole new light relative to the popular history, as is Paul the apostle's story, and the fiery passion of the Jewish people. Here too you will read about how the 3rd Gallica Legion brought both King Herod and Vespasian to the throne, among other worthy exploits. I highly recommend this book.
Saithinin
Very well written. Gives brilliant context in terms of actually what happened. History of the legions are of particular interest. A must read for any Roman Legion buff.
Felhann
All of Mr. Dando-Collins books about various Roman Legions have been somewhere between very good and great. This is no diffierent . I have followed Caesar`s legions but not any of Antony`s after Caesar death. I became a fan of The Emperor Augustus and followed Roman history from the point od the winner`s.
Binar
Stephen Dando-Collins writes very well, you get the history, facts I hadn't read before and real research without a million footnotes to distract from the tale. I have read his whole series on the legions. Excellent
Ghordana
This is an excellent read. The author, Stephen Dando-Collins does a fine job of describing the 3rd Gallica Legion throughout its history. Although the book is nonfiction, it reads like a novel.

The author covers three significant events in the Legion’s history. He describes Mark Antony’s campaign into Parthia and the subsequent life and death struggle during their retreat. He then describes the work of 3rd Gallica legionaries in transporting the apostle Paul to Rome. This part provides unique insight into Paul’s activities not readily found in the Bible’s book of the Acts of the Apostles. The last part focuses on the civil war that removed the Emperor Vitellius and placed Vespasian on the throne. The author also describes events, such as the Jewish revolt, in which the 3rd Gallica participated to a lesser extent.

The book is well researched and draws on many primary and secondary sources. It has three maps in the beginning to help the reader follow the Legion’s movement around the Roman world. As with other books by Mr. Dando-Collins, this one is an easy read that flows quickly. Bottom line: this is an enjoyable and well written history of the 3rd Gallica legion and its long history.
Qudanilyr
Overall, Dando-Collin's biography of the Legio III Gallica is not a disappointment. With relative accuracy he traces the Legion's role in Roman history from its foundation (raised by Julius Caesar from Gauls in the 40's BC) to its decisive role in the Battle of Second Cremona, in which it helped to secure victory for Vespasian in the Roman Civil War. The book is fairly light reading and is well-written.

There are a few minor things I disagree with. One is that the author assumes this had to have been the Roman Legion that saved Saint Paul from an angry Jewish mob after his conversion to Christianity. He assumes this on the grounds that he believes it was the only legion stationed in Judaea at the time (and is thus either ignoring or simply not aware of the Legio X Fretensis - which was stationed in Jerusalem for most or all of the 1st and 2nd Centuries). He also claims that he believes that the Book of Acts would suggest that the Roman soldiers involved in Paul's rescue were legionaries, not auxiliaries, though he gives no evidence for why he believes this. It was the auxiliary regiments, however, that got the dirtier jobs that the Roman soldiers of the Bible are known for - quelling riots, executing criminals, and in general playing the role of our modern policemen and firemen. The Third Gallic Legion would have spent more time watching the Parthians and keeping pesky Arab raiders out of the province.

Another thing about this author's books in general that I do not appreciate is how he equates ranks in the Roman army to those in modern western armies (e.g. `general' in place of legate, and `colonel' in place of tribune). He also alternates between calling rank-and-file soldiers `legionaries' and `privates' though this doesn't irk me as much as both terms (legionarius and privatus) were used by the Romans. I personally feel that the language and culture of ancient peoples should not be disregarded to make reading about them more palatable for modern people - this will not educate but only bring about further ignorance. It is my opinion that he does our noble Roman predecessors a disservice by ignoring the proper titles of their military men.

Overall, though, this is a decent book and I am not going to harshly criticize it - I will simply warn you not to take all of the author's opinions as historical truth, and not to let his books be a primary source for you on the Roman Army.
I realize that Dando-Collins is writing his series for the non-specialist, but his use of modern place names and modern equivalencies for Roman army terms is condescending and off-putting. If a non-specialist cares enough to read the work, he won't be stymied by Roman terms and specialists, though I speak only for myself, find the equivalencies annoying at best and misleading at worst. Tribune, legate, cohort, vexillation, et al. are tems that can certainly be learned by anyone, especially if a glossary is provided. Otherwise, Dando-Collins is a good storyteller and I thoroughly enjoy his chronological histories of the legions, told one legion at a time.