Posted by: crisdiaz24 | October 27, 2009

HADRIAN’S WALL

HADRIAN’S WALL

  1. What did Hadrian think that the Empire would not be able to maintain?
  2. What were the two main problems facing the Roman soldiers in the northern half of Britannia?

3. What did their leaders think the Roman soldiers would do if they were not disciplined?

4. Hadrian’s Wall was intended to be a towering ________________ ________________ wall across the entire country.

5. What was the vellum?

6. Why were the difficulties enormous?

7. Moving stone blocks to make the wall is described as being a ________________ task.

8. What did the sebtries do in the watchtowers?

9. What did each super fort include?

10. How long did it take to finish the wall?

GLOSSARY

To fritter away: to waste money, time or an opportunity.Malgastar, derrochar, dilapidar.

To pilfer: to steal things of small value. Robar, hurtar.

Ditch: a long narrow open channel dug into the ground usually at the side of a road or field, which is used especially for supplying or removing water, or for dividing land. Zanja, cuneta.

Towering: very high and impressive.Imponente.

Rugged: (of land) uneven and wild; not easy to travel over.Escarpado, accidentado, escabroso.

Terrain: an area of land, when considering its natural features.Terreno, territorio.

Fort: a military building consisting of an area enclosed by a strong wall, in which soldiers live and which is designed to be defended from attack. Fuerte.

KEY

1. ITS EXPANDED BORDERS.

2. FREEZING WINTERS AND BARBARIAN INCURSIONS.

3. FRITTER AWAY THEIR TIME AND GAMBLE.

4. 73-MILE DEFENSIVE

5. A 40 METRE -WIDE DITCH (THAT RAN BEHIND THE WALL FROM COAST TO COAST)

6. BECAUSE OF THE RUGGED TERRAIN. bESIDES, THE GROUND WAS EXTREMELY UNEVEN AND THERE WERE CLIFFS, VALLEYS AND ROCK WALLS.

7. BACKBREAKING

8. THEY KEPT A CONSTANT EYE ON THE BORDERLAND.

9. AN ASSEMBLY HALL, BARRACKS, A BATH-HOUSE, A TEMPLE, A HOSPITAL.

10. 5 YEARS.

 


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