The Edge of the Empire

The Edge of the Empire

A Journey to Britannia : From the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall

Book - 2016
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"AD 130. Rome is the dazzling heart of a vast empire and Hadrian its most complex and compelling ruler. Far-away Britannia is one of the Romans' most troublesome provinces: here the sun is seldom seen and "the atmosphere in the country is always gloomy." What awaits the traveller to Britannia? How will you get there? What do you need to pack? What language will you speak? How does London compare to Rome? Are there any tourist attractions? And what dangers lurk behind Hadrian's new Wall? Combining an extensive range of Greek and Latin sources with a sound understanding of archaeology, Bronwen Riley describes a dramatic journey from Rome to Hadrian;s Wall at the empire's northwestern frontier. In this strikingly original history of Roman Britain, she evokes the smells, sounds, colors, and sensations of life in the second century."--Jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781681771298
Branch Call Number: 936.2 RILEY
Characteristics: 335 pages : maps ; 24 cm


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Sep 05, 2016

It helps to know English geography. If you are a fan of the Medicus series, you'll find this book a lot of fun.

Aug 26, 2016

Reminiscent of the Time Traveller's Guide series. It's a mashup of history book and travelogue.


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