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Exeter, Rt Rev the Lord Bishop of

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Member, House of Lords; political career: Mem., House of Lords, 2005-; professional career: Suffragen Bishop of Birkenhead, 1993-2000; Bishop of Exeter, 2000-; office address: House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW, United Kingdom.

SEG 36-958. Isca Dumnoniorum (Exeter). Inscription on a glass vessel, 2nd-3rd cent. A.D.

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Author(s): Pleket, H.W. | Stroud, R.S.
⇐ Previous Browse ⇑ Next ⇒ Entry Relief-cut glass skyphos. Inscription on the side. Cf. M.W.C. Hassal - R.S.O. Tomlin, BRITANNIA 17 (1986) 441/442 no. 40. For a vessel from the same workshop cf. SEG 36 959. Inscription π[ίε ζήσαις] Apparatu…

Camboricum

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Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] ‘Furt an der Flußbiegung’ (Itin. Anton. 474,7), vermutlich h. Icklingham (Suffolk) [1. 294]. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography 1 A.L.F. Rivet, C. Smith, The Place-names of Roman Britain, 1979.

Camboricum

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Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] ‘Ford on the river bend’ (It. Ant. 474,7), presumably modern Icklingham (Suffolk) [1. 294]. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography 1 A. L. F. Rivet, C. Smith, The Place-names of Roman Britain, 1979.

Segontiaci

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Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] Celtic tribe, probably in the southeast of Britain, which surrendered to Caesar in 54 BC (Caes. Gall. 5,21). Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography A. L. F. Rivet, C. Smith, The Place-Names of Roman Britain, 1979, 453 f.

Joseph Pitts

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Author(s): Auchterlonie, Paul
Date of Birth: Approximately 1663 Place of Birth: Exeter Date of Death: Approximately 1739 Place of Death: Exeter BiographyBorn around 1663 into a nonconformist family in Exeter, Joseph Pitts became a sailor, but was captured by Algerian pirates in 1678 on his first voyage. Taken to the slave-market in Algiers, he was first bought by a Turk called Mustafa, then sold to another Turk named Dilber Ibrahim, who forced him to convert to Islam around 1683. Dilber Ibrahim perished in an uprising against the Dey of Algie…

Dumnonii

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Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] The D. lived in south-west Britannia. Their name may be derived from a pre-Roman divinity Dumnonos. During the Iron Age the D. were widely dispersed, without centres or oppida. After the Roman conquest (AD 50/65) the territory was secured by a legionary camp at Isca, later to become the capital of the tribe [1]. Settlements during the Roman period remained dispersed and un-Romanized, some small villae appearing in the vicinity of Isca. The economy was pastoral; ore was mined (e.g. tin in western Cornwall and Dartmoor, silver in eastern Cornwall [2]). Todd, Malcolm (Exet…

Cassi

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Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Einer von fünf Stämmen in Britannia, die sich 54 v.Chr. Caesar unterwarfen (Caes. Gall. 5,21). Sein nicht genau lokalisierbares Siedlungsgebiet lag im SO der Insel. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography A.L.F. Rivet, C. Smith, The Place-names of Roman Britain, 1979, 302.

Sabrina

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Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] Fluß, der in Zentral-Wales entspringt und in den Bristol Channel mündet (Tac. ann. 12,31; Ptol. 2,3,3), h. Severn. Mit Legionsbasen in Glevum und Viroconium (h. Wroxeter) spielte sein Flußtal in der Zeit der röm. Eroberung eine wichtige Rolle. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography A. L. F. Rivet, C. Smith, The Place-Names of Roman Britain, 1979, 450 f.

Lactodurum

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Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[English version] (h. Towcester/Northamptonshire; Itin. Anton. 2; 6). Späteisenzeitliche Ansiedlung; seit Mitte 1. Jh.n.Chr. eine röm. Militärstation. Die Stadt war im 2. Jh. mit Wall und Graben, im 3. Jh. durch eine Steinbefestigung gesichert. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography A.L.F. Rivet, C. Smith, The Place-Names of Roman Britain, 1979, 382f.

Sabrina

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Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] River rising in Mid-Wales and flowing into the Bristol Channel (Tac. Ann. 12,31; Ptol. 2,3,3), modern Severn. Its valley played an important role in the period of the Roman conquest, with legionary bases at Glevum and Viroconium (modern Wroxeter). Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography A. L. F. Rivet, C. Smith, The Place-Names of Roman Britain, 1979, 450 f.

Lactodurum

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Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] Present-day Towcester, Northamptonshire; It. Ant. 2; 6. Late Iron Age settlement; from the mid 1st cent. AD a Roman army station. The town was protected in the 2nd cent. by the construction of a rampart and ditch; stone fortifications were added in the 3rd cent. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography A. L. F. Rivet, C. Smith, The Place-Names of Roman Britain, 1979, 382f.

South Cadbury

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Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] Iron Age hill fort in Somerset, used for a short time in the middle of the 1st century AD by the Roman army. Resettled and fortified in the late 5th century. Ceramics were imported from the Mediterranean, other goods from Gaul. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography L. Alcock, Cadbury Castle, 1995.

Cassi

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Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] One of five tribes in Britannia, who surrendered to Caesar in 54 BC (Caes. B Gall. 5,21). Their settlement area, which cannot be localized exactly, was in the south-east of the island. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography A. L. F. Rivet, C. Smith, The Place-names of Roman Britain, 1979, 302.

Glannaventa

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Author(s): Todd, Malcolm (Exeter)
[German version] (probably modern Ravenglass/Cumbria). The camp was laid out at the beginning of Hadrian's rule at an anchorage at the river (not excavated); especially striking is a bathhouse outside the walls; the building's walls with windows 3.5 metres high are still extant. G. was likely abandoned in the late 4th cent. Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) Bibliography E. Birley, The Roman Fort at Ravenglass (Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Archaeological Society 58), 1958, 14-30.

Arnason, Kristinn

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Former Secretary General, EFTA; education: Univ. of Oslo, law; Univ. of Exeter; Univ. of Iceland; professional career: various positions, MFA, 1992-2005, incl. Amb. to Norway, 1999-2003, also to Czech Rep., Egypt, Poland, Slovak Rep.; Amb. & Perm Rep, Permanent Mission of Iceland, Geneva, 2005-12; Sec.-Gen., European Free Trade Assn., 2012-18.

Agbal, Naci

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Former Minister of Finance, Government of Turkey; born: 1968; education: Istanbul Univ.; Exeter Univ., MBA; political career: MP; mem., Justice and Development Party; Under Sec., Economic Affairs, 2009-15; Minister of Finance, 2015-18; professional career: Businessman, mem. of various boards incl: Tupras; Petkim Inc., Turkish Airlines; Mem., board of Trustees, Ahmet Ysevi Univ., 2008-15; Higher Educ. Board Mem., 2008-15.

Shackleton of Belgravia, Baroness Fiona, LVO

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Member, House of Lords; education: Exeter Univ.; party: Conservative Party; political career: Mem., House of Lords, 2010-; professional career: Solicitor; Partner, Farrer and Co.; Partner, Payne Hicks Beach, 2001-; committees: EU Justice Sub-Cttee., 2015-; office address: House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW, United Kingdom; phone: +44 (0)20 7219 3000.
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