The Roman Government Of Britain

Hardcover | September 15, 2005

byAnthony R. Birley

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The Roman Government of Britain is a completely rewritten version of Professor Birley's Fasti of Roman Britain (1981), with biographical entries for all higher officials from AD 43 to 409. Several new governors, legionary legates, tribunes, procurators, and fleet prefects are included, andthe entries for those previously known revised; and in this edition translations of all sources have been added. Introductory sections deal with career-structures in the principate and the changed system of the late empire. Evidence for imperial visits is also quoted and discussed. The work providesa full conspectus of all the literary, epigraphic, and numismatic sources for the history of Roman rule in Britain.

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The Roman Government of Britain is a completely rewritten version of Professor Birley's Fasti of Roman Britain (1981), with biographical entries for all higher officials from AD 43 to 409. Several new governors, legionary legates, tribunes, procurators, and fleet prefects are included, andthe entries for those previously known revise...

Anthony R. Birley is Chairman of Trustees, Vindolanda Trust.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.37 inPublished:September 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199252378

ISBN - 13:9780199252374

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1. High officials of the undivided province, 43-c.2132. From Caracalla to Carinus, c.213-2853. Carausius and Allectus, 286-2964. The last century of Roman rule

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"This book is a product of the Oxford tradition of ancient history--total immersion in the written sources--which will make it immediately attractive to specialist ancient historians."--Peter Salway, History: Reviews of New Books "This book is a product of the Oxford tradition of ancient history - total immersion in the written sources - which will make it immediately attractive to specialist ancient historians."--Peter Salway, History: Reviews of New Books "This excellent work presents biographical information on the known officials, both civil and military, who ruled Roman Britain."--Choice