Iter Britanniarum; Or, that Part of the Itinerary of Antoninus which Relates to Britain, with a New Comment

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Thomas Reynolds
J. Burges, 1799 - Great Britain - 489 pages

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Page 141 - He bequeathed, as a valuable legacy to his successors, the advice of confining the empire within those limits which nature seemed to have placed as its permanent bulwarks and boundaries: on the west the Atlantic ocean; the Rhine and Danube on the north; the Euphrates on the east; and towards the south the sandy deserts of Arabia and...
Page vi - ... there is almost neither cape, nor bay, haven, creek or pier, river or confluence of rivers, breches, washes, lakes, meres, fenny waters, mountains, valleys, moors, heaths, forests, woods, cities, boroughs, castles, principal manor places, monasteries, and colleges, but I have seen them; and noted in so doing a whole world of things very memorable.
Page 365 - ... parts by a meridian line. Both the banks are ftill left, one to the fouth the other to the north ; and thefe had walls upon them too. The traces of all the walls are ftill manifcft a"nd fome parts of them left.
Page 116 - Mr. W. informs us, (chap. 3.) that in the year 1757 the fcience of Roman antiquities 'received an extraordinary illumination' from the difcovery of a work which contains a curious account of Roman Britain, and exhibits a new Itinerary for the whole of ir.
Page 465 - The church is remarkable for the coronation and burial of the Kings of England. Upon this spot is said formerly to have stood a temple of Apollo, which was thrown down by an earthquake in the time of Antoninus Pius; from the ruins of which Sebert, King of the East Saxons, erected another to St.
Page 268 - Teith, defcend each from a chain of lakes ; the one on the north, and the other on the fouth, fide of the lofty mountain Sen Liddie.
Page 408 - XXVIIII. mp XXI. in Medio VIIII. Orrea VIIII. Victoria XVIII. ad Vallum XXXII. Luguballia LXXX. Brocavonacis XXII. ad Alaunam mp ... Coccio mp... Mancunio XVIII. Condate XXIII. Mediolano XVIII. Etoceto m. p Salinis m. p Glebon colonia mp ... Corino XIIII.
Page 268 - The outward line contained about an acre of ground, within which was a mount, like the Keep...
Page 53 - Among the military it seems likely that the method of burying money would be pursued in general, for as the Roman forces were paid in copper money, called therefore JEs Militare, a service of any duration would occasion such an accumulation of this ponderous coin as could not be carried about by the soldier in his numerous marches ; the surest method, therefore, would be to deposit it in a spot known only to himself ; but as it frequently happened that these veterans died before they had an opportunity...

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