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Arausio  

A. L. F. Rivet and John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
A town in Gallia Narbonensis (mod. Orange). Near here the *Cimbri defeated Cn. Mallius and Q. *Servilius Caepio (1) with huge losses (105 bce). Under Octavian a colony for *veterans of ... More

Arcadia  

James Roy

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Dec 2015
The central region of the Peloponnese, reaching the sea only in the SW (territory of Phigalia). It is separated by mountains from its neighbours (less so in the west towards *Elis and in the south ... More

Ardea  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
A city of the Rutuli, a Latin people. Although 4.5 km. (3 mi.) from the sea, it served as a port for *Latium. First settled in the bronze age, its elaborate defences and rich temples that long served ... More

Arelate  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
A town in Gallia Narbonensis, modern Arles-sur-Rhône. Literary references to its Greek origins have been confirmed by archaeology. It became important with the construction of the ‘Fossae Marianae’ ... More

Areopagus  

Theodore John Cadoux and P. J. Rhodes

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Mar 2016
Areopagus, the ‘Hill of Ares’ (Ἄρειος πάγος) at *Athens, north-west of the Acropolis, and the ancient council associated with it. There are no substantial remains on the hill; the council's ... More

Argentorate  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
Perhaps first occupied as one of *Drusus' castella, it was garrisoned c. 12–43 ce by Legio II Augusta, then by legionary detachments including one of XXI Rapax, who constructed the first ... More

Arginusae  

John F. Lazenby

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Dec 2015
Arginusae, small islands between Lesbos and the mainland (now Garipadasi and Kalemadasi), scene of a battle between the Athenian and Spartan fleets in 406 bce. There is some doubt about ... More

Argos  

Richard Allan Tomlinson and Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Argos (1) (city), in the southern part of the Argive plain 5 km. (3 mi.) from the sea, at the foot of the Larissa hill which was occupied from prehistoric, through Classical and Hellenistic, to ... More

Argos Amphilochicum  

Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond

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Dec 2015
Argos (2) Amphilochicum, traditionally founded by *Amphilochus after the Trojan War, on the eastern shore of the Ambraciote Gulf. In its struggles against *Ambracia (Thuc. 2. 68) it was helped by ... More

Ariminum  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Ariminum (mod. Rimini), on the Adriatic, was an *Umbrian and Gallic settlement, which became a Latin colony (see ius latii) in 268 bce (Vell. Pat. 1. 14). An important harbour and road-centre, ... More

Arpi  

Geraint Dyfed Barri Jones and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Arpi, in Italy, Argos Hippion or Argyrippa, the largest of the *Daunian cities, in the Tavoliere of Apulia. It was in existence from at least as early as the 6th cent. bce, and made a treaty with ... More

Arpinum  

Edward Togo Salmon and D. W. R. Ridgway

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Dec 2015
Arpinum, in Italy, a Volscian hill-town (see volsci) in the *Liris valley, modern Arpino, with interesting polygonal walls. Rome captured Arpinum from its Samnite conquerors and gave it civitas sine ... More

Arretium  

John Bryan Ward-Perkins and D. W. R. Ridgway

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Dec 2015
Arretium (mod. Arezzo), north-easternmost of the cities of Etruria (see etruscans) and one of the latest founded. It is not certain when it passed under Roman rule, but in the 3rd cent. bce it was an ... More

Artemidorus (2), fl. 104–101 BCE  

Eric Herbert Warmington and Simon Hornblower

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Mar 2016
Artemidorus (2) (fl. 104–101 BCE), a Greek of *Ephesus; his name means ‘gift of *Artemis', the city’s most important goddess. He voyaged along Mediterranean shores, outer Spain (and Gaul?), and in ... More

Artemisium  

Piero Treves and Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Artemisium, a promontory on the NE coast of *Euboea, so called from a temple of Artemis Proseoa on this site. The place is perhaps to be identified with the village of Potaki near the bay of Pevki. ... More

Ascra  

John Buckler

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Dec 2015
Ascra (local form: Askre), a Greek village in the territory of *Thespiae, founded by Diocles and the *Aloadae, best known as the home of *Hesiod, who defamed it forever by describing it as ‘bad in ... More

Asculum Picenum  

Edward Togo Salmon

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Dec 2015
Asculum Picenum, the capital of *Picenum, strongly placed amid imposing mountains near the Adriatic on the river Truentus (Strabo 5. 241); modern Ascoli Piceno, with numerous ancient remains. Rome ... More

Asia Minor, classical  

Stephen Mitchell

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Mar 2016
The geographical term Asia Minor is used to denote the westernmost part of the Asian continent, equivalent to modern Turkey between the Aegean and the Euphrates. The western and southern coastal ... More

Asia, Roman province  

William Moir Calder, Eric William Gray, and Stephen Mitchell

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Dec 2015
*Attalus III of Pergamum bequeathed his kingdom to the Romans. After his death in 133 bce it was constituted as provincia Asia by M. *Aquillius (1). Originally it consisted of Mysia, the ... More

Asine  

Richard Allan Tomlinson

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Dec 2015
Asine, a town in the Argolid, on the coast, south-east of Nauplion. Excavations by Swedish expeditions have revealed occupation extending from the early bronze age, succeeded by an ... More

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