The Roman Navy

The scholarship available on the Roman Navy.


  • Bearzotti, M.J., The First Punic War and the Development of the Roman Navy, 2006.
  • DeSantis, M.G., Rome Seizes the Trident: the Defeat of Carthaginian Seapower and the Forging of the Roman Empire, Barnsley, 2016.
  • Mason, D.J.P., Roman Britain and the Roman Navy, Stroud, 2003.
  • Pitassi, M., The Roman Navy: Ships, Men & Warfare, 350 BC – AD 475, Barnsley, 2012.
  • Spaul, J.E.H., Classes Imperii Romani: An Epigraphic Examination of the Men of the Imperial Roman Navy, Andover, 2002.
  • Starr, C.G., The Roman Imperial Navy: 31 BC-AD 324, Chicago, 1941.

Further Reading

  • D’Amato, R., Imperial Roman Naval Forces: 31 BC-AD 500, Oxford, 2009.
  • D’Amato, R., Republican Roman Warships: 509-27 BC, Oxford, 2015.
  • D’Amato, R., Imperial Roman Warships: 27 BC-AD 193, Oxford, 2016.
  • D’Amato, R., Imperial Roman Warships: 193-565 AD, Oxford, 2017.
  • Philp, B., The Excavation of the Roman Forts of the Classis Britannica at Dover, 1970-1977, Kent, 1981.
  • Wolfson, S., Tacitus, Thule and Caledonia: the Achievements of Agricola’sNavy in their True Perspective, Oxford, 2008.