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    DescriptionAs the most advanced frontier construction of its time, and as definitive evidence of the Romans' time in Scotland, the Antonine Wall is an invaluable and fascinating part of this country's varied and violent history. For a generation, from about 140 to 160 AD, the Antonine Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire. Constructed by the Roman army, it ran from modern Bo'ness on the Forth to Old Kilpatrick on the Clyde and consisted of a turf rampart fronted by a wide and deep ditch. At regular intervals were forts connected by a road, while outside the fort gates clustered civil settlements. Antoninus Pius, whom the wall was named after, reigned longer than any other emperor with the exception of its founder Augustus. Yet relatively little is known about him. In this meticulously researched book, David Breeze examines this enigmatic life and the reasons for the construction and abandonment of his Wall.

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    The Antonine Wall
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    By (author) David J. Breeze
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9780859766555
    ISBN 10: 0859766551

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    Second Edition, Second edition
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    John Donald Publishers Ltd
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    John Donald Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
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    David Breeze is a former Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments in Historic Scotland and a past President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He holds honorary professorships at the universities of Durham, Edinburgh and Newcastle. David Breeze has written extensively on Roman Scotland and Hadrian's Wall and on the Roman army. He is currently preparing the nomination of the Antonine Wall as a World Heritage Site and chairs the international committee of specialists advising UNESCO on the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site.