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A catalogue of the Latin inscriptions held in the Ashmolean. You can use the search function, or browse by topic to explore the collection.
The Vindolanda tablets online. This page describes the food and diet of soldiers stationed at Vindolanda.
Written by Prof. Ray Laurence to accompany his TEDEd videos this blog explores ancient literary sources which give us some ideas about diversity in the Roman world, and what the Romans thought about foreigners.
Written to accompany the TEDEd videos by Prof. Ray Laurence, Catherine Hoggarth draws on her placement at Corinium Museum to discuss the daily life of soldiers posted to the edge of the Roman Empire.
Blog post from Katharine McDonald at the University of Exeter looking at one of the earliest surviving examples of something written by a woman in her own handwriting; an invitation to a birthday party found at Vindolanda.
The introduction to Salvius, a Roman lawyer and senator sent to Britain to help to run the province and his family. Stage page includes cultural weblinks on Roman Britain.
Modestus and Strythio resume their military duties in the Roman legionary fortress at Deva (Chester) in north-western Britain. Stage page includes cultural weblinks on the Roman army.
Teacher support resource produced for the Roman Army topic in the WJEC Level 2 Certificate. Covers recruitment and training, weapons and equipment, daily duties, pay and promotion, the legionary fortress, and military tombstones.
Page about the Roman Frontier in Britain from the Limes: The Frontiers of the Roman Empire website.
Dr Katherine Macdonald on what is so special about this tablet from Vindolanda.
Dr Katherine McDonald on migration and travel in the Roman world.
A detailed, interactive image of the design on Trajan's Column with guidance on how to read and understand it.
Detailed and comprehensive map showing the road network across the Roman Empire.
100 objects from museums across the UK with resources, information and teaching ideas.
Three minute video (including transcript) explaining the building of Hadrian's wall and the reasons for its creation.
Prof. Ray Laurence from the University of Kent gives a thirteen minute lecture on migration in the Roman Empire and how the state enabled the mobility of its people.
Page discussing the evidence from the Vindolanda tablets pertaining to the diet and eating habits of the inhabitants.
This activity gives you the most common letter forms, and some examples to have a go at transcribing.