Britannia Romana by John Horsley

Britannia Romana by John Horsley



Publisher: Frank Graham

Publication Date: 1974

Condition: Previously owned copy; Very Good,  in excellent condition. Large and heavy volume, blue boards with gilt border and motif to front, gilt title on black to spine. Now protected by clear film. Previous owner’s name in biro on front pastedown. Upper edge of text block foxed, otherwise pages are clean and bright, no markings. The spine is intact and remains tight.

520pp, plus indices, b/w illustrations, maps. 360mm by 260mm, 3725g.

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Britannia Romana or the Roman Antiquities of Britain, by John Horsley MA and F.R.S

Second Edition, 1974, first published 1733. Includes introduction by Eric Birley. The volume is divided into three Books: the first comprises a narrative history of Roman Britain, drawing methodically on the ancient literary sources, identifying the names of the forts on the Wall by a comparison of a list in the Notitia Dignitatum, and includes maps based on a survey by George Mark.
Book II is devoted to the Roman inscriptions nearly half of them never previously published, and illustrated by scale drawings.
Book III considers Roman Geography of Britain using sources such as Ptolemy's Geography, the Antonine Itinerary, the Notitia Dignitatum and the Ravenna Cosmography.