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The Archaeology of Roman Towns Studies in Honour of John S. Wacher

Overview

These twenty-six papers, written in honour of John Wacher, take a new look at the towns of Roman Britain, western Europe, and beyond. With subjects ranging from Ancyra to Wroxeter, from urban art to waste water, this collection complements Wacher's seminal publication Towns of Roman Britain (1974), and its companion volume, The 'Small Towns' of Roman Britain (1990).
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Overview

These twenty-six papers, written in honour of John Wacher, take a new look at the towns of Roman Britain, western Europe, and beyond. With subjects ranging from Ancyra to Wroxeter, from urban art to waste water, this collection complements Wacher's seminal publication Towns of Roman Britain (1974), and its companion volume, The 'Small Towns' of Roman Britain (1990).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842171035
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: None Ser.
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 12.06 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Editor's Foreword
Editor's Acknowledgements
John Stewart Wacher: an appreciation
John Stewart Wacher BSc, MIFA, FSA: an archaeological bibliography
1 Ancyra, Metropolis Provinciae Galatiae 1
2 Investigating an 'Industrial Small Town': recent work at Dolaucothi-Pumsaint 13
3 The Genesis of Roman Towns on the Lower Rhine 22
4 New Light on Roman Leicester (Ratae Corieltauvorum) 31
5 Colchester's Roman town wall 44
6 Early Decorated Samian from London Reassessed 53
7 Nijmegen - A Roman Town in the Frontier Zone of Germania Inferior 59
8 Civil Defences in the West under the High Empire 72
9 Collage and Spectacle. Urban Art in Roman Britain 86
10 Julio-Claudian and Early Flavian Calleva 95
11 The Tabularium in Provincial Cities 105
12 Sources of Effluence: Water through Roman Lincoln 111
13 The Story of a Street: The Vicolo di Narciso and the urban development of Pompeii 128
14 Shepton Mallet: a roadside settlement on the Fosse Way 137
15 Luguvalium (Carlisle); a civitas capital on the northern frontier 145
16 The Defences of Roman Chichester 156
17 The Defences of Caerwent 168
18 Rethinking Richborough 184
19 Building 2, Insula XXVII from Verulamium: A Reinterpretation of the Evidence 195
20 One City's Contribution to our Understanding of Roman Urbanism 203
21 An Early Fort at Caerwent? A review of the evidence 214
22 Resolving the paradox: the work of the Wroxeter Hinterland Project 221
23 The Towns of Roman Dalmatia 233
24 Water and the Roman city: life in Roman London 242
25 Air-photography and Venta Icenorum 251
26 The Roman Towns of Yorkshire: 30 years on 258
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