This book aims to examine and define the functions of towns in Roman Britain and to apply the definition so formed to Romano-British sites; to consider the towns' foundation, political status, development and decline; and to illustrate the town's individual characters and their surroundings.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. What were towns and how did they develop? 2. What part did towns play in the province? 3. Towns as provincial capitals: London 4. The coloniae: Colchester, Lincoln, Gloucester and York 5. The first civitas capitals: Canterbury, Chelmsford and Verulamium 6. From client kingdom to civitas: Caistor-by-Norwich, Chichester, Silchester and Winchester 7. Flavian expansion: Cirencester, Dorchester, Exeter, Leicester and Wroxeter 8. Hadrianic stimulation: Caerwent, Carmarthen, Brough-on-Humber and Aldborough 9. Town-life or life in towns?