The Silchester Amphitheatre

The Silchester Amphitheatre

This companion volume to Britannia Monographs Nos. 5 & 15 throws new light on one of the principal monuments of Roman Silchester and examines the functions of urban and military amphitheatres in Britain.

Author: Michael Fulford

Publisher: Soc for the Promotion of Roman stds

ISBN: UOM:39015049815809

Category: History

Page: 197

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This companion volume to Britannia Monographs Nos. 5 & 15 throws new light on one of the principal monuments of Roman Silchester and examines the functions of urban and military amphitheatres in Britain.
Categories: History

Silchester Revealed

Silchester Revealed

Sources for work on public buildings include M. Fulford and J. Timby on the forum basilica (cited above); for the amphitheatre: M. Fulford, The Silchester Amphitheatre: excavations of 1979–85 ...

Author: Michael Fulford

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 9781911188865

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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With its apparently complete town plan, revealed by the Society of Antiquaries of London’s great excavation project, 1890-1909, Silchester is one of the best known towns in Roman Britain and the Roman world more widely. Since the 1970s excavations by the author and the University of Reading on several sites including the amphitheater, the defenses, the forum basilica, the public baths, a temple, and an extensive area of an entire insula, as well as surveys of the suburbs and immediate hinterland, have radically increased our knowledge of the town and its development over time from its origins to its abandonment. This research has discovered the late Iron Age oppidum and allowed us to characterize the nature of the settlement with its strong Gallic connections and widespread political and trading links across southern Britain, to Gaul and to southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Following a review of the evidence for the impact of the Roman conquest of A.D. 43/44, the settlement’s transformation into a planned Roman city is traced, and its association with the Emperor Nero is explored. With the re-building in masonry of the great forum basilica in the early second century, the city reached the peak of its physical development. Defense building, first in earthwork, then in stone in the later third century are major landmarks of the third century, but the town can be shown to have continued to flourish, certainly up to the early fifth century and the end of the Roman administration of Britain. The enigma of the Silchester ogham stone is explored and the story of the town and its transformation to village is taken up to the fourteenth century. Modern archaeological methods have allowed us to explore a number of themes demonstrating change over time, notably the built and natural environments of the town, the diet, dress, health, leisure activities, living conditions, occupations, and ritual behavior of the inhabitants, and the role of the town as communications center, economic hub and administrative center of the tribal ‘county’ of the Atrebates.
Categories: Social Science

The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre

The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre

M.Fulford, The Silchester Amphitheatre. Excavations of 1979–1985 (London 1989). P. Garnsey and R. Saller, The Roman Empire. Economy, Society and Culture (London 1987). A.Garzetti, From Tiberius to the Antonines.

Author: David Bomgardner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134707386

Category: History

Page: 304

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The Roman amphitheatre was a site both of bloody combat and marvellous spectacle, symbolic of the might of Empire; to understand the importance of the amphitheatre is to understand a key element in the social and political life of the Roman ruling classes. Generously illustrated with 141 plans and photographs, The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre offers a comprehensive picture of the origins, development, and eventual decline of the most typical and evocative of Roman monuments. With a detailed examination of the Colosseum, as well as case studies of significant sites from Italy, Gaul, Spain and Roman North Africa, the book is a fascinating gazetteer for the general reader as well as a valuable tool for students and academics.
Categories: History

Silchester Revealed

Silchester Revealed

The enigma of the Silchester ogham stone is explored and the story of the town and its transformation to village is taken up to the fourteenth century.

Author: Michael Fulford

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 9781911188841

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 145

With its apparently complete town plan, revealed by the Society of Antiquaries of London’s great excavation project, 1890-1909, Silchester is one of the best known towns in Roman Britain and the Roman world more widely. Since the 1970s excavations by the author and the University of Reading on several sites including the amphitheater, the defenses, the forum basilica, the public baths, a temple, and an extensive area of an entire insula, as well as surveys of the suburbs and immediate hinterland, have radically increased our knowledge of the town and its development over time from its origins to its abandonment. This research has discovered the late Iron Age oppidum and allowed us to characterize the nature of the settlement with its strong Gallic connections and widespread political and trading links across southern Britain, to Gaul and to southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Following a review of the evidence for the impact of the Roman conquest of A.D. 43/44, the settlement’s transformation into a planned Roman city is traced, and its association with the Emperor Nero is explored. With the re-building in masonry of the great forum basilica in the early second century, the city reached the peak of its physical development. Defense building, first in earthwork, then in stone in the later third century are major landmarks of the third century, but the town can be shown to have continued to flourish, certainly up to the early fifth century and the end of the Roman administration of Britain. The enigma of the Silchester ogham stone is explored and the story of the town and its transformation to village is taken up to the fourteenth century. Modern archaeological methods have allowed us to explore a number of themes demonstrating change over time, notably the built and natural environments of the town, the diet, dress, health, leisure activities, living conditions, occupations, and ritual behavior of the inhabitants, and the role of the town as communications center, economic hub and administrative center of the tribal ‘county’ of the Atrebates.
Categories: Social Science

Towns in the Dark

Towns in the Dark

Fulford, M. 1989, The Silchester Amphitheatre: Excavations of 1979-85, Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London. Fulford, M. 2000, 'Human Remains from the North Gate, Silchester: An 'Early' and a 'Late' Radiocarbon Date from ...

Author: Gavin Speed

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784910051

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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The focus of this book is to draw together still scattered data to chart and interpret the changing nature of life in towns from the late Roman period through to the mid-Anglo-Saxon period. Did towns fail? Were these ruinous sites really neglected by early Anglo-Saxon settlers and leaders?
Categories: Social Science

The Recovery of Roman Britain 1586 1906

The Recovery of Roman Britain 1586 1906

Silchester was often titled Vindonum or Caer Segont prior to the late nineteenth century, as a result of the discovery of this inscription ... See Stukeley (1724), 170–1 for the earlier identiWcation of the Silchester amphitheatre.

Author: Richard Hingley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199237029

Category: History

Page: 389

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From the sixteenth century, classical texts enabled Scottish and English authors and artists to imagine the character and appearance of their forebears and to consider the relevance of these ideas to their contemporaries. Richard Hingley's study crosses traditional academic boundaries by exploring sources usually separately addressed by historians, classicists, archaeologists, and geographers, to provide a new perspective on the origin of English and Scottish identity. His book is the first full exploration of these issues to cover such a long period in the development of British society and to relate ideas derived from Roman sources to the development of empire, while also placing ideas of origin in a European context. It is illustrated throughout with artefact drawings, site plans, and photographs.
Categories: History

Under Another Sky

Under Another Sky

He pretended to have discovered a Roman Amphitheatre at Silchester, a draught of the walls thereof he shewed me. This is again fancy. I have been at Silchester, there is nothing like it.' But Stukeley was right. Today the amphitheatre ...

Author: Charlotte Higgins

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781468312362

Category: History

Page: 304

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What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense of? How has it been reimagined, in story and song and verse? Sometimes on foot, sometimes in a magnificent, if not entirely reliable, VW camper van, Charlotte Higgins sets out to explore the ancient monuments of Roman Britain. She explores the land that was once Rome’s northernmost territory and how it has changed since the years after the empire fell. Under Another Sky invites us to see the British landscape, and British history, in an entirely fresh way: as indelibly marked by how the Romans first imagined and wrote, these strange and exotic islands, perched on the edge of the known world, into existence.
Categories: History

TOWNS OF ROMAN BRITAIN

TOWNS OF ROMAN BRITAIN

53, 271-8 FULFORD, M.G. 1989 The Silchester Amphitheatre (Britannia Monograph 10) FULFORD, M.G. 'The early development of a civitas capital', in (ed.) Creep, S. 1993, 16 FULFORD, M.G. forthcoming Late Iron Age and Early Roman ...

Author: John Wacher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000160185

Category: History

Page: 480

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This book aims to examine and define the functions of towns in Roman Britain and to apply the definition so formed to Romano-British sites; to consider the towns' foundation, political status, development and decline; and to illustrate the town's individual characters and their surroundings.
Categories: History

London Civic Theatre

London Civic Theatre

7 All Roman theatres and amphitheatres ( both definite and possible ) known in Britain to 1983 are listed in DTR . ... 74 ) a more recent ( 1989 ) amphitheatre - only list by Michael Fulford ( in his The Silchester Amphitheatre ...

Author: Anne Lancashire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521632781

Category: Drama

Page: 355

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Categories: Drama