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New and intriguing discoveries on each side of the English Channel lately have began to teach that individuals residing within the coastal zones of Belgium, southern Britain, northern France and the Netherlands shared a typical fabric tradition throughout the Bronze Age, among 3 and 4 thousand years in the past. They used related types of pottery and metalwork, lived within the similar form of homes and buried their useless within the similar type of tombs, usually relatively assorted to these utilized by their neighbours additional inland. the ocean didn't seem to be a barrier to those humans yet relatively a street, connecting groups in a special cultural identification; the 'People of l. a. Manche'. Symbolic of those maritime Bronze Age Connections is the enduring Dover Bronze Age boat, considered one of Europe's maximum prehistoric discoveries and testomony to the ability and technical sophistication of our Bronze Age ancestors. This monograph provides papers from a convention held in Dover in 2006 organised by way of the Dover Bronze Age Boat belief, which introduced jointly students from many alternative nations to discover and have a good time those historic seaborne contacts. Twelve wide-ranging chapters discover topics of commute, alternate, construction, magic and formality that throw new gentle on our figuring out of the seafaring peoples of the second one millennium BC.

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Indd 35 See now for this Gowing 2005, ch. 1. 38 The Roman annalists continued to repeat their accustomed pattern after the appearance of the work of Polybius, no Roman attempted to cast a wider net and include Greek or other foreign history in his work. As is well known, Cicero took a lively interest in Polybius’ version of political science and its application to the history of Rome and her constitution. 40 This tradition was to come to its acme with the achievement of Livy. But it was a different approach that will be followed here, an approach that had the personality at its very centre.

20 Cf. Sehlmeyer 1999, 191–2, 222–4 for further groups of statues. 21 RCC II 734; 749–50. g. Sehlmeyer 1999, 110. 23 For the derivation of equestrian statues from Greece see Plin. 19–20. 24 This emerges above all from the fact that they are discussed in book 34 of Pliny’s Natural History and cf. above, ch. 2 nn. 17–19; see also Hölscher 1978, 330. indd 29 6/10/2008 4:03:02 PM 30 chapter three monuments and their stationing were part and parcel of a Roman’s perception of the city’s past and present.

At the same time one has to remember that these Sehlmeyer 1999, 63–6. 4, Plin. 9. 18 See the discussion in ch. 5. 19 Asc. in Pis. 44, 12C. 20 Cf. Sehlmeyer 1999, 191–2, 222–4 for further groups of statues. 21 RCC II 734; 749–50. g. Sehlmeyer 1999, 110. 23 For the derivation of equestrian statues from Greece see Plin. 19–20. 24 This emerges above all from the fact that they are discussed in book 34 of Pliny’s Natural History and cf. above, ch. 2 nn. 17–19; see also Hölscher 1978, 330. indd 29 6/10/2008 4:03:02 PM 30 chapter three monuments and their stationing were part and parcel of a Roman’s perception of the city’s past and present.

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