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List of Figures List of Plates Preface Abbreviations 1. Introduction: The Other Side of the Hill 2. The Hostile Horizon: Strategic Intelligence 3. Making Contact: Tactical Intelligence 4. Groping towards Empire: The Republic 5. The View from Rome: The Emperor's Perspective 6. Facing Facts: The Governor and his Officium 7. The Watch on the Frontier: The Governor's Perspective 8. Bridging the Gap: Emperors on the Frontiers 9. Hierarchies of Intelligence: The Fourth Century 10: Full Cycle: The Development of Roman Intelligence Notes Bibliography General Index Index of Sources.


'Austin and Rankov have done an admirable job in filling a serious gap in the study of Roman history: a comprehensive study of how Roman intelligence worked.' - Bryn Mawr Classical Review

'Through the evidence of literary and epigraphic material, the authors make this a fascinating and readable discussion of the more shadowy parts of the Roman bureaucracy.' - Book News

'Exploratio considers six centuries of Roman military and political intelligence, based on the literary and epigraphic evidence, with exemplary care and in meticulous detail.' - Greece & Rome

'In an age when the humanities and Classics so often follow models borrowed from other branches of study, it will be comforting to note that anciant historians have produced a serious work in a generally neglected field. ... Austin and Rankov... in spite of the pausity of the available sources, they have succeeded in producing an interesting, professional, and comprehensive piece of work. - Journal of Hellenic Studies vol 118 98

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