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The networks of roads throughout the Roman Empire were vital to the expansion of Roman culture, power and influence across the world. This book details the planning, construction and maintenance of these road networks, and discusses the different types of Roman road found in areas of Britain, and their uses.
Hugh Davies graduated in Applied Mathematics at the University of Wales, Swansea in 1962 and spent much of his working life working as a scientist on various aspects of modern road design, retiring in 1994. Two years later he began a study of Roman roads, in the Archaeology and Classics Departments of Reading University, gaining a PhD in 2001. Since then he has written several books and articles, both on Roman roads and road-making in other periods of Britain's history. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. He is also the author of Roads in Roman Britain and From Trackways to Motorways: 5000 Years of Highway History.