The Roman Occupation of Britain

The Roman Occupation of Britain

The Roman Occupation of Britain

The Roman Occupation of Britain

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These lectures were originally delivered in 1907.

Their author had always looked forward to publishing them in a revised and considerably expanded form. After his death it was found that at one time he had actually set himself to the task. About 1913 or 1914 he had 'worked over' the first of the series, inserting a number of new paragraphs and even making a beginning with the footnotes. There was thus no doubt as to the scale and character of the book which he contemplated. As his other papers included much material on which he would unquestionably have drawn, it has proved possible to complete the recasting of the whole six on the lines he had marked out, and to do so very largely in his own words. More often than could have been wished, however, there have been gaps to fill, particularly at points where lantern slides were employed, and sometimes the results of the most recent research have rendered alterations or omissions desirable. In all such matters, and indeed throughout, I have perforce had to act on my own responsibility. But I owe much to the valuable advice and assistance of a number of Professor Haverfield's old Oxford friends and pupils, notably Mr. J. G. C. Anderson of Christ Church, Mr. R. G. Collingwood of Pembroke, Dr. H. H. E. Craster of All Souls, and Mr. W. H. Stevenson of St. John's. Professor J. A. Smith and Professor John Fraser have kindly allowed me to consult them on questions relating to Celtic philology and history, while in other departments I have received useful . . .

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