Rome's First Frontier: The Flavian Occupation of Northern Scotland

Rome s First Frontier The Flavian Occupation of Northern Scotland Hadrian s Wall and the Antonine Wall are Britain s best known Roman frontiers but a northerly line is also known on and around the Gask Ridge in Perthshire which seems to represent the earliest fort

  • Title: Rome's First Frontier: The Flavian Occupation of Northern Scotland
  • Author: Birgitta Hoffmann
  • ISBN: 9780752430447
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hadrian s Wall and the Antonine Wall are Britain s best known Roman frontiers but a northerly line is also known, on and around the Gask Ridge in Perthshire, which seems to represent the earliest fortified land frontier anywhere in the Roman Empire Research over the last 10 years has revealed and about this system In the process, it has revolutionised ourHadrian s Wall and the Antonine Wall are Britain s best known Roman frontiers but a northerly line is also known, on and around the Gask Ridge in Perthshire, which seems to represent the earliest fortified land frontier anywhere in the Roman Empire Research over the last 10 years has revealed and about this system In the process, it has revolutionised our picture of the Roman occupation of the north of Scotland, which now seems likely to have begun well before the time of the famous governor Agricola Moreover, the Roman remains can now be set firmly in the context of the pre existing Iron Age society, to produce a peaceful picture than expected This detailed account, by two scholars intimately associated with the latest research, provides an up to date and detailed, yet approachable, account of these early years of the Romans in Scotland.

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    1. This was an excellent book for evidence on The Gask Ridge and Highland line of Roman forts and watch towers in Scotland. Even though this reprint of 2010 many be slightly out of date there is an immense amount of excavation covered in it. I will be using the last couple of chapters often and the others if I need specific details on a part of the Gask Ridge or Highland line forts. I like that the authors have identified some installations as particularly being legionary manned, meaning that most [...]

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