Romans in Germany
A Workshop/Seminar held at Temple
University, Ambler Campus
March 24, 2001
Useful Written, Web and Video Resources for the Battle of the
Teutoberg Forest, AD 9
by Dr. William Morison
Kalkriese grabungen. In German. The official web site for the
on-going excavations at Kalkriese. The site has not only a complete
overview of the excavations, and beautiful illustrations, it also
includes all the historical sources, textual and epigraphic with a
facing German translation. There is also a lengthy discussion of the
later traditions about the battle and the Hermann/Arminius story.
The site’s only drawback is that it is slow. http://www.altenforst.de/faecher/geschi/kalkries/tacgerm.htm?
— 2,182 Websites on Ancient Rome. A comprehensive site with
links to all things Roman.
and the Cherusci. A well-researched, if occasionally
romantic, recounting of the Arminius, the battle and its aftermath.
Decisive Battles. Edward Creasy’s famous, but out-dated
the Cheruscan. A relatively mild, but nationalistic and
neo-pagan biography of Hermann/Arminius.
Early Germans by Malcolm Todd
(Blackwell Publishers 1996). The most up-to-date scholarly book on
the early German peoples.
Teutonicus: The Teutoberg Forest, A.D. 9” by Lewis Lapham in What
If? edited by R. Cowley (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons 1998).
Entertaining, but at times scatter-brained, musings on what might
the Teutoberg Forest” in Archaeology (September/October 1992) 45:5.26-32. A brief, but highly
readable and reliable account of historical sources and the early
excavations at Kalkriese. Beautiful illustrations.
Variana - Home of the Varus Film Project. An interactive site
for an ambitious project to make a film about the battle.
XX--The Twentieth Legion. Re-enactment groups exist
throughout the U.S. and Europe. Legio XX’s web site is
particularly good and contains detailed discussions of the armor,
clothing, etc. worn by legionnaires. It also contains links to other
re-enactment groups worldwide.
Nightmare: An Ambush in the Forest (1993, Films for Humanities
and Sciences). This video presents the search for the site of the
battle by archaeologists. Link to www.drjclassics.com
by Dr. Janice Siegel