Pre-Agricola Frontier Policy - Roman Britain

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Archeological evidence...?
Disagrees with Tacitus, who says: Agricola did many things that previous governors did.
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Agricola's progress is said to...?
Demonstrate the importance of a governor's role in Frontier policy.
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Caledonia...?
Tacitus says Agricola went there first. BUT poet Statius: Bolanus (69-71) built watch towers there, before Agricola's time.
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Dendrochronology...?
Says fortress of Carlisle was built in 72 AD (5 years before Agricola). Therefore: Cerialis (71-74) subjugated the north (more than given credit for by T).
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Pliny the Elder's Natural History...?
Campaigns in Caledonia within 30 years of Claudius' invasion. Therefore by 73 AD - not Agricola. Published in 77.
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