the scholarly erudition which Mr. Curle has brought to the task. His thorough grasp of archaeological method, and his exceptional acquaintance with Roman remains, both in Great Britain and on the Continent, have enabled him to treat the subject in that comparative spirit which is the special characteristic of modern science in all its branches.

The extent of the operations and the quantity and importance of the results attained far exceed what could be adequately dealt with in a volume of the Transactions of our Society: hence the necessity for recording them in a separate publication.

Pres. Soc. Ant. Scot.  

November, 1910.