Over 100 archaeological sites lying within the desert area of Rome's eastern frontier are examined with accompanying maps, plans and air photographs. Designed to provide an overview of Roman military works in the Middle East, this work is intended to appeal to archaeologists and military historians.
How did the Romans build and maintain one of the most powerful and stable empires in the history of the world?' In this study Susan Mattern draws on the literature of those involved in the organisation and conducting of foreign affairs to answer this question.
Proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies
Author: Willy Groenman-Van Waateringe
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
A huge collection of papers from the XVIth international congress of Roman Frontier Studies held at Kerkrade in the Netherlands in 1995. A tiny selection of the eighty-nine papers (53 in English, 29 in German, 7 in French) is as follows: Ptolemy and the pre-Flavian military sites of Britain ( W H Manning ); Relationships between Roman river frontiers and artificial frontiers ( N Hodgson ); Recent excavations of the Late Roman signal station at Filey, North Yorkshire ( P Ottaway ); Les Nouvelles fouilles d'Alesia ( M Reddé and S von Schnurbein ); Supplying the Batavians at Vindolanda ( A R Birley ); Metalworking on Hadrian's wall ( L Allason-Jones and D B Dungworth ); Wirtschaftliche probleme und das ende des römischen Limes in Deutschland ( H-P Kuhnen ); The Roman frontier in the eastern of Egypt ( S E Sidebotham ); `The daughters of the regiment': sisters and wives in the Roman army ( C M Wells ); Why the Romans can't defeat the Parthians: Julius Africanus and the strategy of magic ( E L Wheeler ).
In what would be A.D. 600 in our history, the Empire still stands, supported by the Legions and Thaumaturges of Rome. Now the Emperor of the West, the Augustus Galen Atreus, will come to the aid of the Emperor of the East, the Augustus Heraclius, to lift the siege of Constantinople and carry a great war to the very doorstep of the Shahanshah of Persia. It is a war that will be fought with armies both conventional and magical, with bright swords and the darkest necromancy. Against this richly detailed canvas of alternate history and military strategy, Thomas Harlan sets the intricate and moving stories of four people. Dwyrin MacDonald is a Hibernian student at a school for sorcerers in Upper Egypt, until he runs afoul of powerful political interests and is sent off half-trained to the Legions. His teacher, Ahmet,undertakes to follow Dwyrin and aid him, but Ahmet is drawn into service with the queen of Palmeyra. Thyatis is a young female warrior, extensively trained by her patron in the arts of covert warfare. And Maxian Atreus is Galens youngest brother, a physician and sorcerer. He has discovered that an enemy of Rome has placed a dreadful curse on the City, which must be broken before Rome can triumph. Woven with rich detail youd expect from a first-rate historical novel, while through it runs yarns of magic and shimmering glamours that carry you deeply into your most fantastic dreams At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.