Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Coming of Rome by John Wacher

The Coming of Rome by John Wacher describes the Roman invasion and colonization of Britain. The book is laid out in several chapters. The original iron age British settlers are described with reference to archaeological findings. The political history of the Roman invasion and eventual conquest is laid out in nice detail. The day-to-day living of the Romans and their subjects is described. This is done mostly through archaeology as well as graffiti, tombstones and other inscriptions. The book was published in 1983 so the substantial further reading section is probably out of date but there does seem to be some interesting material listed. On just about every page there is more than one picture. Which is usually an item referenced in the text. A very nice introduction.

Highly recommended!

Is available through Abebooks.

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