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Re: Col[ne]chester (was: British Latin)

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Sunday, June 10, 2001, 19:34
At 12:42 am -0400 10/6/01, John Cowan wrote:
>Raymond Brown scripsit: > >> Not likely to have been the home of the legion. AFAIK there's no evidence >> Colchester was a legionary settlement. > >According to the XX.VV timeline at > , they actually were >based at Colchester during the invasion in 43 C.E. >
Right - at the very beginning of the Roman invasion, Colchester was _the_ Roman base, so I guess whatever legions Claudius sent over would've been base there. But it didn't remain a legionary base, once they got the initial province (boundary behind the Fosse Way) settled. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================