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Acknowledgements This unit was written by Dr Valerie Hope
Goodman, M. (1997), The Roman World, 44 BC–AD 180, London and New York, Routledge. With permission of the author. Figure Plate 7 in Goodman: courtesy
This unit was written by Dr Valerie Hope
Goodman, M. (1997), The Roman World, 44 BC–AD 180, London and New York, Routledge. With permission of the author.
Figure Plate 7 in Goodman: courtesy
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