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Roman Auxiliary Forts 27 BC AD 378

Author : Duncan B Campbell
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With the vast expansion of the Roman Empire came a need for more and more fortifications to defend it. The borders of the Empire stretched through wildly different terrains which demanded a huge variety of different fortifications, depending on the local conditions and the threats faced by the different areas. The adoption of local troops (auxiliaries) and local building techniques at key strategic points on the outskirts of the empire led to an intriguing mix of strong Roman structure with unique culturally diverse elements. Describing the development of these hugely varied defensive systems, Duncan Campbell delves into the operation and social history behind the fortifications. With detailed color artwork and maps, he traces their history through the Batavian Revolt of the 1st century AD, which saw auxiliary units scattered far from their native regions, until the decline of the late-3rd and 4th centuries placed their fortifications in an increasingly pressurized and eventually untenable position.

The Roman coins from the auxiliary forts ofCaseiu and Gilau

Author : Cristian Găzdac
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The Roman Auxiliary Fort at Buciumi Roman Dacia Romania

Author : Cristian Găzdac
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This work focuses on the coin finds from a Roman auxiliary fort situated in the province of Dacia (AD 106-108), more precisely Dacia Porolissensis (AD 119-275), which was located on the border of the village of Buciumi (S?laj County). The fort was systematically researched between 1963 and 1976 and is one of the best-known of its kind in Romania. 477 coin finds are discussed in this volume, 462 from the excavations of this auxiliary fort and 17 from a private local collection that were also found in the fort area. This study is of high importance because the coins allow the dating of the archaeological contexts within the fort starting from the 1st phase of construction up to the last phase of existence. The results provide specific contextual information on various important features within the fort: the precinct (gateways, corner and intermediary towers), the headquarters (principia), the commander's house (praetorium), the inner baths and other buildings. The coins are fully catalogued and illustrated.

British and Irish Archaeology

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Roman Forts in Britain

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More than a tenth of the Roman army's total strength was stationed in Britain. Focusing on the auxiliary forts that were occupied from the second century onwards, this work looks at: the plans and functions of forts; the everyday life of officers and men; what the study of finds tells us about supply systems; and more.

A Companion to Roman Britain

Author : Malcolm Todd
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This major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain spans the period from the first century BC to the fifth century AD. Major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain Brings together specialists to provide an overview of recent debates about this period Exceptionally broad coverage, embracing political, economic, cultural and religious life Focuses on changes in Roman Britain from the first century BC to the fifth century AD Includes pioneering studies of the human population and animal resources of the island.

The Fort at River s Bend

Author : Jack Whyte
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The Fort at River's Bend is the fifth book in Jack Whyte's saga of the creation of King Arthur's Britain Merlyn Britannicus, leader of the colony known as Camulod, is faced with the task of educating his young charge, Arthur, future King of the Britons. Fearing for the life of his nephew when an assassination attempt is thwarted, Merlyn takes Arthur and his boyhood companions Gwin, Ghilleadh, and Bedwyr, to the ruins of a long-abandoned Roman fort far from Camulod. Once there, Merlyn realizes it's time for Arthur to become worthy of the sword he is destined to wield later in his life-the mighty Excalibur. But beyond their idyllic hiding place, forces threaten the tenuous peace of Camulod. In Cambria, the death of Arthur's father Uther has left his people leaderless, and in Cornwall, Merlyn's enemy Peter Ironhair is gathering forces to destroy all Merlyn holds dear. And Merlyn himself is struggling, because in order to make his dream of a united Britain real, he must put the person he loves most in the world in mortal danger-he and Arthur must return to Camulod. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Excavation of the Roman Forts of the Classis Britannica at Dover 1970 1977

Author : Brian Philp
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The Roman Imperial Army of the First and Second Centuries A D

Author : Graham Webster
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This classic work of scholarship scrutinizes all aspects of Roman military forces throughout the Roman Empire, in Europe, North Africa, and the Near and Middle East. Graham Webster describes the Roman army’s composition, frontier systems, camps and forts, activities in the field (including battle tactics, signaling, and medical services), and peacetime duties, as well as the army’s overall influence in the Empire. First published in 1969, the work is corrected and expanded in this third edition, which includes new information from excavations and the finding of contemporary scholars. Hugh Elton provides an introduction surveying scholarship on the Roman army since the last edition of 1985.

An Ancient Roman Fort

Author : Stephen Johnson
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This text presents an insight into the organisation and structure of the powerful army of ancient Rome. Find out what went on on a daily basis within the fort, and discover how the Roman army used ingenious techniques to defend the fort.

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Author : Beryl Rawson
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers

Life and Letters from the Roman Frontier

Author : Alan Bowman
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Greetings, I ask that you send the things which I need for the use of my boys . . . which you well know I cannot properly get hold of here . . . --A Roman solider on the frontier of England around AD 100 Over three hundred letters and documents were recently discovered at the fort of Vindolanda, in Northern England, written on wooden tablets which have survived nearly 2,000 years. Painstakingly deciphered by Alan Bowman, the materials contribute a wealth of evidence for daily life in the Roman Empire. Military documents testify to the lifestyle of officers and soldiers stationed at Vindolanda, and portraits of domestic life are included in letters between the officers' wives and a letter from home promising a solider a package of socks. The engaging texts from thirty-four tablets provide insight into the similarities of daily existence in the Roman Empire and the present.

Roman Manchester

Author : Barri Jones
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Roman Forts

Author : Roger John Anthony Wilson
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Roman and Medieval Cripplegate City of London

Author : Elizabeth Howe
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Redevelopment in the 1990s gave archaeologists the opportunity to re-examine an area investigated by Professor W. F. Grimes after the Second World War, when his discovery of the Cripplegate fort revolutionised our understanding of Roman London. Publication of the results of work at five separate developer-funded sites in a single synthetic volume, supplemented by conclusions from a sixth, has been made possible through the collaboration of the developers whose logos are displayed on the front cover, and the support of CgMs archaeological consultancy and the City of London Planning Department. Bronze Age field ditches were sealed by domestic buildings relating to the expansion of early Roman London after A.D. 70, contemporary with the timber amphitheatre located nearby beneath the Guildhall. The masonry fort was built in the early 2nd century AD and there was no evidence of a long-suspected predecessor. New evidence of the number, type and layout of barracks suggests that the fort could accommodate a larger garrison than the governor's bodyguard. The fort's buildings apparently went out of use around the end of the 2nd century AD and its southern defensive ditch was backfilled, although the internal roads continued to be resurfaced for a time. Extensive reoccupation came with the establishment of burgage plots after AD 1050. Twelfth-century development included buildings with cellars, and evidence for bone working and metalworking. Birds of prey and high-equality pottery and glass imply the presence of a high-status person or property in the 13th century, but truncation meant that little survived from the period after 1300.

Landscapes of Monastic Foundation

Author : Tim Pestell
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A history of monastic foundations in East Anglia, from the middle Anglo-Saxon period to the Normans.

Book of Roman Forts in Britain

Author : Paul T. Bidwell
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Roman Forts in Britain

Author : David John Breeze
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A Portrait of Roman Britain

Author : John Wacher
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The Romans occupied Britain for almost four hundred years, and their influence is still all around us - in the shape of individual monuments such as Hadrians Wall, the palace at Fishbourne and the spa complex at Bath, as well as in subtler things such as the layout and locations of ancient towns such as London, Canterbury and Colchester, and the routes of many major roads. Yet this evidence can only suggest a small proportion of the effect that the Romans had on the landscape of Britain. A Portrait of Roman Britain breaks new ground in enabling us to visualise the changes in town and countryside brought by Roman military and civilian needs. Using clear, well-documented descriptions, John Wacher answers questions such as: * were Roman towns as neat and tidy as they are often represented? * how much woodland was needed to fuel the bath houses of Roman Britain? * how much land did a Roman cavalry regiment require for its horses?^

Roman Baths and Bathing

Author : Janet DeLaine
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