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The roman mashup! (Edited Edition)


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Like the previous one, just a few minor changes to the bibliography and the correction of a few spelling mistakes.

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The roman mashup! (Edited Edition)

  1. 1. Life In The Roman Army: Post 3rd Century Crisis By: David McConville
  2. 2. Introduction • For my final project I have decided to reconstruct the daily life of a Roman Soldier In the Late Empire. • To do this it took another of sources from various archaeological publications, historical literature and even translated copies of ancient texts. • To accomplish this I decided to do a comic strip.
  3. 3. How Does It Turn Out? • The project itself was long, slow and sometimes presented setbacks. • Due to the limited size of written text I could use for exposition, the language itself had to be short and simplified. • Due to the Notitia Dignitatum being a 15th century copy of the original, shield patterns used might not be as spot on, but still somewhat accurate in a worst case scenario.
  4. 4. What’s It’s structure? • The Comic Strip itself is made into 14 sets of panels, 4 panels each. Thus there are 56 panels in all • Everything is in black and white, drawn in pencil and later in pen. • Most of the text was edited in Paint due to scanning problems.
  5. 5. What’s it about? • The story starts off with an unspecified student being sent back in time by the narrator (Cupid) to discover what life was like in the Roman military. • The ‘hero’ starts off in Roman Britain where he is later posted along Hadrian’s Wall where he discovers what to wear, what to eat and how the fort functions before setting off to explore the wider military infrastructure in the rest of the Western Empire.
  6. 6. What’s It Called? •The Roman Mashup! • It’s a mashup of a lot of different sources are mashed together, so why not?
  7. 7. Bibliography • Beaumont, Peter. (2008). “Water Supply at Housesteads Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall: the Case for Rainfall Harvesting.” Britannia. Society for the promotion of Roman Studies. Vol. 39: 59-84 (62-64) • Bury, J. B. (1920). “The Notitia Dignitatum.” Journal of Roman Studies.” Society For The Promotion of Roman Studies. Vol. 10: 131154 • Dietze, R.F. “Old story in new ways.” Regensburg University newspaper. (Nov. 5 2004). Nov. 11 2013. • Flint-Hamilton, Kimberly B. (1999). “Legumes in Ancient Greece and Rome: Food, Medicine, or Poison?" Hesperia: The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Vol. 68 (3): 371-385
  8. 8. • Hope, Valerie. (2003) “Trophies and tombstones: Commemorating the Roman soldier.” World Archaeology . Vol. 35 (1): 79-97 (84-87) • “Housesteads Roman Fort.” Past Scape. Nov. 11 2013. • “Late Roman Shield Patterns taken from the Notitia Dignitatum.” Ancient Military History. (Oct. 3 2012). Nov. 11 2013. • Martin, Susan D. (1990). “Servum Meum Mulionem Conduxisti: Mules, Muleteers and Transportation in Classical Roman Law.” Transactions of the American Philological Association. The John Hopkins University Press. Vol. 120: 301-314
  9. 9. • “Officers and Men, Families and Trader.” Vindolanda Tablets Online. (2003) Nov. 30 2013. • Plinius, Gaius. Naturalis Historia. Book XIII, Vol. II. Jones, W.H.S. Trans. Natural History (1938) Vol. 4 London : W. Heinemann. • Pulliam, Roscoe. (1924). “Taxation in the Roman State” The Classical Journal. Vol. 19 (9): 545-553 (547) • “Sausage Fact Sheet.” Love Pork. Nov. 11 2013.
  10. 10. • Sciedel, Walter and Elijah Meeks. “The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World.” Standford University Library. (April. 2013) Nov. 11 2013. • Ward-Perkins, Bryan. 2005. The Fall of Rome And The End Of Civilization. Oxford University Press. 24-27, 34-41, 102-103