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Granaries and the grain supply of Roman frontier forts: case studies in local grain production from Hauarra (Jordan), Vindolanda (Britain), and Vindonissa (Switzerland)

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dc.contributor.author Koon, Kelsey Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-29T21:25:58Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-01T11:22:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-08-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4208
dc.description.abstract This thesis addresses the question of whether Roman military garrisons on the frontiers of the Empire could sustain their annual supplies of grain from the local countryside; and if they could, to what extent. The paper examines first the general diet of a Roman soldier and the administrative and logistical system by which the military was supplied with its required foodstuffs. Three case studies of specific forts: Hauarra in present-day Jordan, Vindolanda in present-day Britain, and Vindonissa in present-day Switzerland, based on the surviving granary structures of the forts and on the theoretical grain yields of the area, show that it was possible for these forts to supply themselves with their annual requirements of grain from the local area, without recourse to costly importation. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject roman military en_US
dc.subject military studies en_US
dc.subject military supply en_US
dc.subject ancient agriculture en_US
dc.subject roman frontier en_US
dc.subject grain en_US
dc.subject ancient cereal farming en_US
dc.subject hauarra en_US
dc.subject vindolanda en_US
dc.subject vindonissa en_US
dc.subject ancient military en_US
dc.title Granaries and the grain supply of Roman frontier forts: case studies in local grain production from Hauarra (Jordan), Vindolanda (Britain), and Vindonissa (Switzerland) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Oleson, John Peter
dc.degree.department Dept. of Greek and Roman Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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