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Wooden Stilus Tablets from Roman Britain

Alan K. Bowman and Roger S. O. Tomlin

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

The imaging of ancient document papers presents several challenges, the nature of which is determined by the character of the text, the material on which it is written and the state of preservation. ... More


Military Service and the Urban Experience

Ian Haynes

in Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199655342
eISBN:
9780191758300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655342.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Auxiliaries were housed in very different bases across the Empire. Yet it is possible to offer a useful generalization about military life in all these settlements; it was an essentially urban ... More


The Spoken Word

Ian Haynes

in Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199655342
eISBN:
9780191758300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655342.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The spoken word in Rome’s armies was, as it has been throughout history, a most sensitive barometer of social change and exchange. In the auxilia, as elsewhere in the Roman Empire, this was not just ... More


Life on the Frontier

Guy de la Bédoyère

in The Real Lives of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300207194
eISBN:
9780300214031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207194.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the Roman invasion of northern Britain. The most protracted campaigns took place in the late 70s and early 80s when governor Gnaeus Julius Agricola embarked on a war to conquer ... More


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