Handbook to the Antonine Wall

Antonine Wall

(1973)

Anne S. Robertson published The Antonine Wall: A Handbook to the Roman Wall Between Forth and Clyde and a Guide to its Surviving Remains for the Glasgow Archaeological Society. My copy is a revised 4th edition (1973 [1970] though the Handbook was first published in 1970.

The guide contains a substantial essay on the Antonine Wall along with maps of Roman Scotland (7-41). The rest of the handbook takes the visitor from east to west, from Bridgeness to Old Kilpatrick. There are plans of the forts included at relevant points.

There is a short bibliography for the wall, and then bibliographies for each of the forts. A foldout map helps the visitor. Details of the main museums holding material from the Antonine Wall are provided, and then a list of ‘The most impressive features on the line of the Antonine Wall’.

This forms a companion to the very brief DOE Guide to the Antonine Wall.

Robertson’s handbook sits alongside Collingwood Bruce’s Handbook to the Roman Wall covering Hadrian’s Wall.

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s