A Roman Britain -Towns

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What is a Colonia?
A Roman town built from scratch, a leigonary-style fortress converted for civilian living, where the veterans lived - example to rest of area
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Who was in charge of the Colonia?
The Ordo
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What is a Municipium?
"lower status" Colonia, built from pre-existing tribal capitals Verulanium
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What is a Civitas Capital?
Pre-existing settlements expanded by the Romans
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What is a Vicus?
the unofficial settlements that grew up alongside the military forts
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What is a Pagus?
when a tribe expands and breaks into sub-divisions, each sub didvision is a pagus
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Urbanisation was very important to the Romanisation of the Province but during the reighn of two emperors there was very little structured urbanisation, who and why?
Claudius and Nero - had to worry about staying securely on the newly acquired province
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When did the Romans start to focus on the road network?
70s/80s
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ALL Roman towns had:
A square-ish grid system, a forum basillica, temples, entertainment places, bath houses, defensive walls, houses and aquaducts
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Britain had ALL forms of Roman towns, True or False?
TRUE
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Who was in charge of the Colonia?

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The Ordo

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What is a Municipium?

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What is a Civitas Capital?

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What is a Vicus?

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