Ancient Britain and the Invasions of Julius Caesar


Thomas Rice Holmes

Series: Political Leaders and Their Assessment
BISAC: HIS015000

Thomas Rice Holmes’ aim in these pages has been to tell the story of man’s life from the earliest times. What has been called ‘prehistory’ cannot be written without knowledge of archaeology; but from the historical standpoint archaeological details must be handled, not for their own sake, but only in so far as they illustrate the development of culture.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Chapter I. Introduction
Chapter II. The Palaeolithic Age
Chapter III. The Neolithic Age
Chapter IV. The Bronze Age and the Voyage of Pytheas
Chapter V. The Early Iron Age
Chapter VI. Caesar’s First Invasion of Britain
Chapter VII. Caesar’s Second Invasion of Britain
Chapter VIII. The Results of Caesar’s Invasions of Britain

The Ethnology of Ancient Britain.—
The methods of anthropology
Eolithic man(?)
Palaeolithic man
The Pygmies (?)
Neolithic man
The ‘Pictish Question’
The Round-heads
The Celts
The Names ΠΡΕΤΑΝΙΚΑΙ ΝΗΣΟΙ, Britanni, and Britannia
The Birthday of Religion
Dumbuck, Langbank, Dunbuie
Inhumation and Cremation
Sepulchral Pottery
The Cassiterides, Ictis, and the British Trade in Tin.—
The Cassiterides
Ictis and the British trade in tin
The Coast between Calais and the Somme in the Time of Caesar
The Configuration of the Coast of Kent in the Time of Caesar
Between Ramsgate and Sandown Castle
Between Sandown Castle and Walmer Castle
The Goodwin Sands
The South Foreland and the Dover Cliffs
Dover Harbour
Between Dover and Sandgate
Romney Marsh
Portus Itius.—
Review of the controversy
The data furnished by Caesar, Strabo, and Ptolemy
Caesar sailed from the Portus Itius on both his expeditions
The value of Caesar’s estimate of the distance between the Portus Itius and Britain
The estuary of the Somme
The Place of Caesar’s Landing in Britain.—
The data furnished by Caesar and other ancient writers
The day on which Caesar landed in 55 B.C.
Did Caesar land at the same place in both his expeditions?
The various theories about Caesar’s place of landing
The question of the tides
The theory that Caesar landed at Pevensey
The theory that Caesar landed at Lympne or Hythe
The theory that Caesar landed at Hurst
The theory that Caesar landed between Hurst and Kennardington
The theory that Caesar landed opposite Walmer and Deal
The theory that Caesar landed at Richborough or Sandwich
The Credibility of Caesar’s Narrative of his Invasions of Britain
The Disembarkation of the Romans in 55 B.C.
The Site of Caesar’s Camp in 55, and of his Naval Camp in 54 B.C.
The War-Chariots of the Britons
The Operations of the Britons during the last few Days of Caesar’s First Expedition
Where did Caesar encounter the Britons on the Morning after his Second Landing in Britain?
Caesar’s earlier Operations in 54 B.C. (B. G., v. 9-11)
Caesar’s Second Combat with the Britons in 54 B.C.
The Combat between Trebonius and the Britons
Where did Caesar cross the Thames?
Caesar’s Passage of the Thames
The Site of Cassivellaunus’s Stronghold
Did Londinium exist in Caesar’s Time?
The Julian Calendar and the Chronology of Caesar’s Invasions of Britain
Topographical Notes

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