The Western Frontiers of Imperial Rome

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CHRONOLOGY OF THE ROMAN FRONTIER
27 B.C.-A.D. 14 CAESAR AUGUSTUS
16-12 B.C. Sugambri raid across the Rhine into Gaul.
16-15 B.C. A German victory over Roman troops leads to
an extension of the frontier. The provinces of
Rhaetia, Noricum, and Vindelecia are added to the
empire. Roman authority thus reaches the upper
Danube.
12 B.C.-A.D. 9 Revolt in Pannonia and continued struggles against
the Germans tax Roman resources.
A.D. 6 Augustus establishes the Military Treasury to pay
bonuses to retiring veterans.
Thrace is made a client-state and Moesia made a
province, fixing the Roman frontier on the lower
Danube.
Great revolt in Illyria.
9 Varus and a force of three legions are annihilated
by the German Arminius in the battle of the
Teutoberg Forest. Augustus abandons plans to fix
the frontier on the Elbe.
14 At the death of Augustus, the Roman army is re

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The Western Frontiers of Imperial Rome
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Maps vii
  • Preface ix
  • I- The Edge of Empire 3
  • II- The Frontier Takes Shape 13
  • Notes 35
  • III- Feeding the Army- The Agrarian Settlement 42
  • Notes 70
  • IV- Pastoral Pursuits- Ranching and Grazing on the Frontier 77
  • Notes 96
  • V- Trading on and beyond the Frontier 101
  • Notes 122
  • VI- The Towns and Cities of the Frontier 127
  • Notes 147
  • VII- The Growth of Industry 152
  • Notes 169
  • VIII- The "Romanization" of the Frontier 172
  • Notes 191
  • IX- The Gods and Goddesses of the Frontier 196
  • Notes 212
  • X- Final Thoughts 216
  • Notes 224
  • Chronology of the Roman Frontier 225
  • Glossary 235
  • Selected Bibliography 249
  • Index 267
  • About the Authors 277
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