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The Roman Fort (Rebuilding the Past)

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    Peter Connolly(Author)

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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.

"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 Library Journal"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) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 32 pages
  • Peter Connolly(Author)
  • Oxford University Press (1 Sept. 1991)
  • English
  • 6
  • History

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  • By Ronnie on 18 February 2017

    An excellent slim book with high qualuity illustrations and equally very good attention to detail. I can only recommend. Wish I had had access to a similar book when touring Roman forts in Scotland or Hadrians Wall.

  • By A. Customer on 12 August 2008

    Peter Connolly's the Roman Fort is a very short introduction aimed at children, young adults and the interested layperson. The book is only 32 pages long, but the author does manage to fit in a lot of facts and excellent illustrations.The book tells the story of how the Tungrians and Batavians, two German Auxiliary cohorts under Roman supervision, came to Britain to help in the construction of Hadrian's Wall. Along the way we learn about the construction of the forts on the wall, the soldier's barracks, the commanding officer's house, the headquarters, daily life and work at the fort, toilets and sewer systems, the surrounding village (Vicus), the bathouses, and the end of life at the forts in the late fourth century.Each page is decorated with Connolly's first rate reconstruction pictures, which display the buildings and the people, as they would have looked like in Roman times.This book is a short, readable and accessible title that would act as a good guide for children who are studying the topic at school. That said, the book is also of use to any interested layperson who'd like to come to grips with military life in Roman Britain. Recommended!

  • By Kurt A. Johnson on 12 March 2003

    This book is the story of Roman fortifications along Hadrian's Wall. Using the First Tungrian Cohort as a vehicle, the author traces their building of different types of fortifications and their life among them. The book includes many diagrams and exquisite cut-away images to show what the various buildings looked like both inside and out. Also, the well-written text explains construction techniques and a good deal about daily life in the Imperial Roman Army.This is an excellent book on Roman fortifications and garrison troops, and I recommend it highly.

  • By Stephen Oates on 22 May 2016

    Great book, Perfect, great service

  • By Monica on 13 March 2016

    Useful as a starting point


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