This castellum is a miniature embodiment of Roman taste and skill in architecture.
It was then a question which word should prevail,—tour (turris), or chastel (castellum).
Then we shall be able to invest the castellum closely, leaving a numerous body to prevent any sortie.
I doubt whether the walls of any Roman castellum could have resisted such a ram.
The site was originally occupied by a Roman 'castellum' which the Visigoths also used as a citadel.
In the north-east s before t is still retained—Walloon chestai (chteau, castellum), fiess (fte).
Under Drusus a castellum was erected here, which was destroyed by the Franks and the Alemanni.
"There were giants in those days," said Lady Mabel, gravely, gazing on the castellum.
On a jutting crag of rock, in plain view from the town below, is an ancient Roman castellum.
Every castle that they took was burned and destroyed, like Sir Ingelric's castellum at Speen.