Roman Britain / Edition 2

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First published in 1986, this book is an authoritative collection of the major sources for Roman Britain. It incorporates not only extracts from the main literary sources - Caesar, Tacitus, Dio Cassius, Ammianus, Bede, Gildas and Zosimus - but a substantial collection of inscriptions and coins. In this new edition translations of the most important of the Vindolanda tablets - published since the first edition appeared - have been added; and the epigraphic references have been updated and new material added, including inscribed rings, tiles and other items from all around the country.

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Offers undergraduates and other readers with some background in the period a selection of excerpts from Latin texts relating to the 500-year occupation of Britain, along with evidence from coins and inscriptions. Ireland (classics and ancient history, U. of Warwick) provides little information about the authors or works quoted, though the information should be readily available in most academic environments. First published in 1986 and here augmented with new finds and interpretations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgement
Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
Maps
Introduction 1
I The Earliest Contacts 13
II The Roman Period 19
III The Invasions of Caesar 29
IV Caesar to Claudius 37
V The Claudian Invasion 44
VI Expansion of the Province and Rebellion 51
VII Tumult and Expansion 73
VIII Withdrawal and Consolidation 84
IX The Hadrianic and Antonine Frontiers 87
X Albinus and the Severan Dynasty 101
XI Usurpation and Recovery 122
XII Reorganisation and the Dynasty of Constantius 136
XIII Danger, Decline and Collapse 149
XIV Religion 173
XV Government, Commerce and Society 215
Bibliography 259
Index of Literary Sources 263
Index of Inscriptions 267
General Index 271
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