Ross Cowan is a British historian and author specialising in Roman military history.
Education and career
Cowan studied at the University of Glasgow, completing an MA in classical civilisation in 1997 and a PhD in history in 2003. His doctoral thesis was on the Praetorian Guard and Legio II Parthica, entitled Aspects of the Severan Field Army AD 193–238.
- For the Glory of Rome: A History of Warriors and Warfare
- Roman Conquests: Italy
- Roman Battle Tactics 109 BC–AD 313
- Roman Legionary 109-58 BC: The Age of Marius, Sulla and Pompey the Great
- Roman Legionary 58 BC–AD 69
- Roman Legionary AD 69-161
- Imperial Roman Legionary AD 161-284
- Roman Legionary AD 284-337: The Age of Diocletian and Constantine the Great
- Milvian Bridge AD 312: Constantine's Battle for Empire and Faith
- Roman Guardsman 62 BC–AD 324
Contributor to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Warfare, Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt, [[Historia (classical antiquity history journal)|Historia]], Medieval Warfare, Military History Monthly and Military Illustrated. Chapters in J. Turfa (ed.), The Etruscan World and C. Koepfer et al, Die römische Armee im Experiment.