The Art of Rome C.753 B.C.-A.D. 337

Sources and Documents

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Author: Jerome Jordan Pollitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521273657

Category: Art

Page: 252

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This book consists of a comprehensive collection of ancient literary evidence on Roman art and artists, assembled together in translation and provided with linking passages to set the historical context. Its purpose is to make this evidence accessible to students who are not specialists in the classical languages or classical archaeology. The surviving evidence is limited in extent but extremely precious in quality. This volume makes virtually all of it available between one set of covers.

Roman Body Armour

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Author: Hilary & John Travis

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445612186

Category: History

Page: 176

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A reassessment and reconstruction of Roman Body armour.

Roman Britain

A New History 55 BC-AD 450

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Author: Pat Southern

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 9781445601465

Category: History

Page: 432

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• The most authoritative history of Roman Britain ever published for the general reader. • Weaves the 'voices' of individuals into the story of Roman Britain. • Patricia Southern is an acknowledged expert on Roman Britain. • Patricia Southern's narrative incorporates the results of the latest research, competing histories currently in print are all over 20 years old. • Copiously illustrated with over 100 photos, maps and diagrams in colour. For nearly four centuries, from AD 43 to 410, Britain was a small province on the north western edge of the vast Roman Empire. Patricia Southern's masterly new history tells the story from first contact, through invasion and conquest, coexistence to eventual decline incorporating the political, social and cultural history of 'Britannia'. For the first time the wealth of 'voices' from the varied population of Roman Britain are placed centre stage in the narrative. Indirectly via the works of ancient historians, annalists and biographers, and directly from building inscriptions, religious dedications, gravestones, graffiti, leaden curse tablets, artefacts and coins. Writers such as Gaius Julius Caesar, the geographer Strabo, the historian Tacitus, and the annalist Cassius Dio, describe Britain and the main historical events, but perhaps the most vivid source is the corpus of letters from the fort at Vindolanda in Northumberland, where named individuals talk about birthday parties and complain about the terrible state of the roads...