- Title Pages
- Preface and Acknowledgements
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Chapter 1 Introduction
- Chapter 2 The Formative Years
- Chapter 3 ‘Together under the Name of Romans’
- Chapter 4 A New Provincialism
- Chapter 5 Shifting Fortunes
- Chapter 6 The Captive Body
- Chapter 7 Geopolitics
- Chapter 8 Recruitment and the Limits of Localism
- Chapter 9 Ethnic Exceptionalism?
- Chapter 10 Military Service and the Urban Experience
- Chapter 11 Incorporation through Routine
- Chapter 12 Sacred Space and Sacred Time in the <i>Auxilia</i>
- Chapter 13 Centralizing Cult
- Chapter 14 Distinct Cult Communities within the <i>Auxilia</i>
- Chapter 15 Armoury of the <i>Bricoleur</i>?
- Chapter 16 Status, Competition, and Military Adornment
- Chapter 17 Between Roman and Barbarian
- Chapter 18 Disarming Ethnicity?
- Chapter 19 The Spoken Word
- Chapter 20 The Written Word
- Chapter 21 <i>Veterani</i> and Other Veterans
- Chapter 22 Conclusion
A New Provincialism
A New Provincialism
Hadrian and the Antonine Revolutions
- (p.74) (p.75) Chapter 4 A New Provincialism
- Blood of the Provinces
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This chapter examines the evolution of the auxilia from the accession of Hadrian in AD 117 to the death of Commodus in AD 192. The archaeological evidence from this period is particularly rich, and the rapid evolution of frontier systems means has meant that a large number of tightly datable assemblages are available. This evidence has allowed scholars to identify rapid change in the material cultural of Rome’s armies. But the changes in army and society went well beyond the material. Changes in service conditions for the auxilia reflect shifts in broad policy while the decision made in AD 140 to stop awarding citizenship to the children of honourably discharged auxiliaries had clear implications for the families of many veterans.
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