The Roman Fort

The Roman Fort

Paperback The Roman World

By (author) Peter Connolly

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 220mm x 279mm x 4mm | 163g
  • Publication date: 1 April 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199104263
  • ISBN 13: 9780199104260
  • Edition: 2, New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations throughout

Product description

For more than 350 years the Roman Army maintained forts on Hadrian's Wall, as on all the other frontier zones of its huge empire. Excavations have now revealed what a typical fort looked like and how generations of soldiers lived, and died, to keep the Roman Peace intact. This work aims to bring the Roman fort to life and should be suitable for use in key stages 2 and 3 of the history National Curriculum.

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Author information

Peter Connolly is an acclaimed archaeologist, artist and writer. He is the major contributor to Oxford's Rebuilding the Past series.

Review quote

"A brief, narrow-cast, but fascinating look at Roman garrison life along the Empire's northern frontiers in the early centuries A.D. The book's richly illustrated descriptions of fortifications, soldiers' daily life, and grand defensive strategy could hook military-minded teens."--School LibraryJournal"A richly detailed tour of Roman Britain from an accomplished author-archaeologist."--Smithsonian Magazine"Informative text with well-researched colored drawings and diagrams."--Cobblestone"Connolly's full-color architectural drawings show the sectioned living quarters of their home base so precisely that you could build them today, or easily picture just what the people of those days saw as they went about their daily business."--The News (Southbridge, MA)

Table of contents

The last battle; The north-west frontier; The Batavians and Tungrians at Vindolanda; Hadrian's Wall; The auxiliaries move up; The soldiers; The commanding officer; The headquarters (principia); Morning report; All in a day's work; Water and waste; Another emperor: another policy; In the village; Somewhere to relax: the baths; The final act; Index