Free Book Online
Categories
V-Mail: Letters from the Romans at Vindolanda Fort Near Hadrian's Wall

Pdf

V-Mail: Letters from the Romans at Vindolanda Fort Near Hadrian's Wall

4.5 (3327)

Log in to rate this item

    Available in PDF Format | V-Mail: Letters from the Romans at Vindolanda Fort Near Hadrian's Wall.pdf | Unknown
    Katherine Hoare
Discover V-Mail - the Roman empire's equivalent of the email or text message! The letters discovered at Vindolanda were written on small flexible 'postcards' of wood, which were tied together in zigzags and carried by couriers from all over the empire. They include a birthday party invitation, shopping lists, and gossipy letters between friends: also work assignments and orders for the soldiers in the fort, and accounts of the food they ate, the equipment they were issued, and their medical prescriptions. People write demanding money for goods they have supplied, or asking for a job, or begging an officer not to flog them for a crime they did not commit. A Roman officer even writes a memo describing how the native Britons fight!This book includes translations of a selection of these fascinating and fun documents. Each one is accompanied by illustrations - reconstruction drawings of Roman life in Britain, and photographs of artifacts from the British Museum's collections. Short, simple descriptive text explains the background to the letters and the world in which the writers lived.  
3.5 (4035)
  • Pdf

*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

PDF
Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 32 pages
  • Katherine Hoare
  • British Museum Press
  • Unknown
  • 5
  • Other
Read online or download a free book: V-Mail: Letters from the Romans at Vindolanda Fort Near Hadrian's Wall

Review Text

Name:
The message text:

Other Ebook

Miscellanea