The Roman Government of Britain

The Roman Government of Britain

by Anthony Richard Birley
     
 

The Roman Government of Britain is a completely rewritten version of Professor Birley's Fasti of Roman Britain (1981), with biographical entries for all higher officials from AD 43 to 409. Several new governors, legionary legates, tribunes, procurators, and fleet prefects are included, and the entries for those previously known revised; and in this edition

Overview

The Roman Government of Britain is a completely rewritten version of Professor Birley's Fasti of Roman Britain (1981), with biographical entries for all higher officials from AD 43 to 409. Several new governors, legionary legates, tribunes, procurators, and fleet prefects are included, and the entries for those previously known revised; and in this edition translations of all sources have been added. Introductory sections deal with career structures in the principate and the changed system of the late empire. Evidence for imperial visits is also quoted and discussed. The work provides a full conspectus of all the literary, epigraphic, and numismatic sources for the history of Roman rule in Britain.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is a product of the Oxford tradition of ancient history—total immersion in the written sources—which will make it immediately attractive to specialist ancient historians."—Peter Salway, History: Reviews of New Books

"This book is a product of the Oxford tradition of ancient history - total immersion in the written sources - which will make it immediately attractive to specialist ancient historians."—Peter Salway, History: Reviews of New Books

"This excellent work presents biographical information on the known officials, both civil and military, who ruled Roman Britain."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199252374
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony R. Birley is Chairman of Trustees, Vindolanda Trust.

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