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There are hundreds of inscriptions to be found on Roman tombstones in museums throughout the country. They tell us a great deal about the Romans in Britain. However, to save space the wording is full of abbreviations and the meaning of the typical inscription is lost on the average museum visitor. But fluency in Latin is not necessary to read inscriptions. By learning a few basic rules and formulae anyone can become proficient at reading the inscription and understanding what it tells us about Roman Britain.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752439525
ISBN-10: 0752439529
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: NPI Media Group
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - John Rogan

Canon John Rogan is a pupil of Professor Eric Birley and his son Professor Anthony Birley. He has lectured widely on Roman History. He is the author of Bristol Cathedral (Tempus 2000) and lives in Bristol.