Hadrian's Wall: The End of the Empire
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This paper addresses Hadrian's wall, the wall which stretched across one of the isthmuses of Scotland. The paper relates that the wall at one time defined the outer limits of the Roman Empire, marking what was the border between the civilized and the barbarian world. The paper also explores the issues of setting boundaries, which are often superseded by other events.
From the Paper:"Although Hadrian's Wall stands as one of the great monuments to imperial Rome, it is as much a monument to the limitations of the empire as its success. The wall marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire, a line that ostensibly divided the civilized from the barbarian world (Whittaker, 466). While it served several purposes, it also stood as a concession that the Roman Empire would stop in this strange point in the Scottish highlands. The conquest of Britain stands as a break with the judgment of Augustus, that the Roman Empire had reached its outer limits so that after his reign..."
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