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date: 07 March 2021

Alexandria (7) Troaslocked

  • Stephen Mitchell


Alexandria (7) Troas was originally founded in 310 bce as Antigoneia by *Antigonus (1) but renamed soon after by *Lysimachus. The site lies on the coast of *Troas opposite Tenedos, and through the *synoecism of several surrounding communities it became the most important city of the region. It was refounded as a Roman colony under Augustus and flourished under the empire. Ti. *Claudius Atticus Herodes (1), *procurator of Asia under *Hadrian, supervised the construction of an *aqueduct there: the costs rose so high that he was obliged to underwrite them in person rather than draw on imperial revenues. A large bath-house on the site dates to this period and can be associated with the project. See quinctilius valerius maximus, sex.

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