Rome’s Northern Frontier AD 70–235

Beyond Hadrian's Wall

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Rome’s Northern Frontier AD 70–235

Beyond Hadrian's Wall

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When the Romans first fought against Caledonii during the reign of Agricola (AD 77-84), Agricola established a frontier along the Gask Ridge. He also consolidated the Forth-Clyde isthmus, the location at which the Romans would later build the Antonine Wall from AD 138 to 143. The following 100 years saw a cycle of advance into and retreat from Scotland, until the Romans abandoned the Antonine Wall completely. This book examines the Flavian, Antonine and Severan conquests of Scotland and the fortifications along Rome's northern frontier, and it explores the archaeological remains and places them in historical context.

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Published 12 Oct 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841768328
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 28 b/w; 27 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 31
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Nic Fields

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Donato Spedaliere

Donato Spedaliere was born in Switzerland and move…

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