This accessible reconstruction of life in Roman Britain begins by placing Britain firmly in an historical context, drawing parallels with other provinces of the Roman Empire and linking the indigenous Celtic people with the Roman invaders. Thereafter individual chapters cover administration and society; religion, belief and death; recreation and leisure; the domestic economy; food and drink; art and decoration; personal life style. Throughout, in text and illustration, the author makes use of the latest archaeological evidence.
Joan Alcock took a first degree in history and then further degrees in archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London. She lectures and writes on history, archaeology and environmental subjects, and specializes in the history of food at South Bank University, London. She is the author of Food in Roman Britain (Tempus 2001), described by The Archaeologist as an 'excellent overall introduction'. She lives in Sydenham, south-east London.
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