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Colin Wells
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The obituary of the great archaeologist is here.
Jona Lendering
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My goodness, that's bad news indeed! Only last night, I was reading his review of Alésia et la Bataille du Teutoburg. He was one of the few English-language "Roman military" scholars interested in integrating the work of our French and German colleagues -- the fact that his German Policy (1972) remains essential reading simply proves this point. He will surely be sadly missed.
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He will be welcomed by Dis....

sad to hear.

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Sad news. I will have to find his books.
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Quote:Sad news. I will have to find his books.
This one is well worth reading: The Roman Empire. (Not to be confused with "Colin Wells the Byzantine author".)
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Gaius Julius Caesar:ad4wu6uh Wrote:Sad news. I will have to find his books.
This one is well worth reading: The Roman Empire. (Not to be confused with "Colin Wells the Byzantine author".)
I was particularly impressed by The German Policy of Augustus. As students, we loved to call it German Policy in August, which is what happens when your classes of ancient history are in the same term as the ones on the First World War.
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Quote: the fact that his German Policy (1972) remains essential reading simply proves this point. He will surely be sadly missed.

Phil Freeman and I first met him at the 1983 Limeskongress in Aalen and he was a nice, quiet, unassuming chap and unfailingly polite and helpful to mere postgraduates as we then were. I was of course in awe of him (and all the other 'greats' - boy, how time brings on the cynicism!) and German Policy (both in terms of content and approach) was an important book for a Germanophile like me too (and still is - I love his sound rogering of the notion of Augsburg-Oberhausen as a legionary base). Nice bloke, sound scholar: five stars.

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Quote:Nice bloke, sound scholar: five stars.

Could anyone have a better epitaph?
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