Passio Perpetua. Hadrian’s Wall Path - walking holidays and hiking tours in England. A walking holiday along Hadrian's Wall from Wallsend in the East to Bowness-on-Solway in the West We also offer these routes from West to East.
For more information on walking these routes in the opposite direction, click here. In AD 122 Emperor Hadrian ordered the construction of a wall across northern England to hold back the advancing Barbarians. Despite the depredations of the centuries, Hadrian’s Wall remains the largest ancient monument in northern Europe and the best way to appreciate it, and the ruggedly beautiful countryside around it, is to walk it, following in the footsteps of the Legionnaires. Hadrian’s Wall Path begins at Segedunum Fort, the most easterly outpost on Hadrian’s Wall, which stands on the banks of the River Tyne at Wallsend. Holiday Highlights Hadrian’s Wall Path - East to West Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway tracing the remains of Hadrian’s Wall. click on a photo to enlarge The price that you pay includes:
Vindolanda Tablet 291 Leaf No. 1 (front) Sul confine dell’impero: Imprese militari e vita quotidiana dei soldati di Roma - Sandro Matteoni. Tab. Vindol. II Category introductions. Correspondence of Lepidina: tablets 291-294 From Alan Bowman and David Thomas, Vindolanda: the Latin writing tablets London: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, 1983, pp. 256 Sulpicia Lepidina was the wife of Flavius Cerialis, prefect of the Ninth Cohort of Batavians, stationed at Vindolanda in Period 3.
She received two letters from Claudia Severa, wife of Aelius Brocchus (291, 292), and one from a woman whose name is perhaps Paterna (294). Another scrap with a closure written in Severa's hand must also be assumed to belong to a letter to Lepidina (293). These tablets are all assigned to Period 3 but it is noteworthy that they were not found together (one in Room IV, two in Room VIA and one on the via principalis).
It should be noted that Lepidina is mentioned as an intermediary, presumably for Cerialis, in 257 and as the subject of standard greetings in letters to Cerialis (247, 274, cf. 263.ii.8 and 288). Writing-tablet. Claudia Severa - Wikipedia. Claudia Severa was a literate Roman woman, the wife of Aelius Brocchus, commander of an unidentified fort near Vindolanda fort in northern England. She is known for a birthday invitation she sent around 100 AD to Sulpicia Lepidina, wife of Flavius Cerialis, commander at Vindolanda.
This invitation was discovered in the 1970s and is probably the best-known item of the Vindolanda Tablets. The letter was written partly by a scribe and partly in Claudia's own hand. The Vindolanda Tablets also contain a fragment from another letter in Claudia's hand. These two letters are thought to be the oldest extant writing by a Roman woman found in Britain, or perhaps anywhere. Display of letter The invitation was acquired in 1986 by the British Museum, where it holds registration number 1986,1001.64. The museum has a selection of the Vindolanda Tablets on display, and loans some to the museum at Vindolanda. References External links Vindolanda Tablets Online. Le tavolette di Vindolanda e la vita delle legioni romane nelle province del nord. Tra i reperti di maggiore fascino conservati nella sezione del British Museum di Londra dedicata alla dominazione romana in Gran Bretagna, vanno sicuramente menzionate le tavolette di Vindolanda, ovvero i più antichi documenti scritti a mano tra quelli rinvenuti aldilà della Manica.
Trattasi di un qualche centinaio di sottilissimi frammenti, derivati dal legno di betulla, ontano e quercia, che ci offrono una chiara visione di quella che era la vita delle legioni romane nelle province a nord dell’impero, e del grado di istruzione dei soldati di stanza in tale presidio. Vindolanda sorgeva a un paio di chilometri di distanza dal Vallo di Adriano, la cui costruzione cominciò successivamente, a partire dall’anno 122 d.C., lungo la strada romana conosciuta con il nome di Stonegate. Le tavolette, relative ad un periodo compreso tra il 92 e il 102 d.C., sono scritte prevalentemente in corsivo, e rivelano come i Romani utilizzassero altri supporti oltre al papiro e al legno unito alla cera.