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:
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.
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]
>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.