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H 245 x W 174 mm

250 pages

137 figures (colour throughout)

Published Aug 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803272498

Digital: 9781803272504

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Wroxeter; Roman Britain; Art; Poetry; Literature; Cultural History; Social History

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This book reflects on how people over time have viewed the abandoned Roman city of Wroxeter in Shropshire. It responds to three main artistic outputs: poetry, images and texts. It explores what locals and visitors thought of the site over time, and considers how access to the site has altered, impacting on who visits and what is understood.



My Wroxeter ;
Introduction ;
Archaeologists and their stories ;
Poetic visions ;
Wroxeter depicted ;
Writing and visiting Wroxeter ;
Archaeology for all ;
Wroxeter’s people ;
Coda: Wroxeter in the 21st century ;

About the Author

Roger H. White recently retired from the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham after 26 years service there as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer. He first worked at Wroxeter in 1976 as a digger but then progressed to be Project Manager of the post-excavation project and then was a Principal Investigator on the Wroxeter Hinterland Project. His book Britannia Prima. Britain’s last Roman province (2007) was the winner of the Current Archaeology Book of the Year 2008.