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Limes; Hadrian's Wall
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Of all the border fortifications erected as limites of the empire by Roman military architects during the Imperial era, the complex system of the vallum Hadriani (fig. 1) -- consisting of ditches and wall (partly of stone, partly of turf), a via militaris which connected the auxiliary bases and mile castles, and the so-called vallum as an inland boundary -- forms probably the most obvious monument of this type in the entire Imperium Romanum. In Great Britain, it is rightly pointed out that the prominent remains of this border line, which was superimpo…

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Bechert, Tilmann, “Limes; Hadrian's Wall”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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