Preface and acknowledgements v
Some comments on the nature of the ancient city vii
The character of Roman London ix
1 The birth of London (c. AD 50-60)
London before the Romans 1
The arrival of Rome 3
The first Roman London 6
London’s early growth 10
The cemeteries and suburbs of the early town 14
Military and civilian in the foundation of London 16
2 The creation of the Flavian city (c. AD 60-100)
The Boudiccan revolt and its aftermath 22
The first forum 23
The waterfront 26
Baths and palaces on the Thames 29
Other public buildings and works in the Flavian town 35
Soldiers and officials 38
Who built Flavian London? 42
3 The circumstances of the early Roman city (c. AD 70-150)
The hinterland of London 44
The economy of London 49
4 The city in its prime (c. AD 100-150)
Public buildings 57
The city enlarged 67
The fires of London 72
The wealth of London 73


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