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Agri Decumates  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
Agri Decumates, a territory comprising the Black Forest, the basin of the Neckar, and the Swabian Alp, annexed by the Flavian emperors to shorten communications between the Rhine and the ... More

Alabanda  

William Moir Calder and Susan Mary Sherwin-White

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Dec 2015
Alabanda, a city in northern *Caria, on the Marsyas, a tributary of the *Maeander, at the point where the road from *Tralles branches westward to *Halicarnassus and south to the coast opposite ... More

Alba Longa  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Mar 2016
Alba Longa, on the *Albanus mons, near modern Castel Gandolfo, traditionally founded c.1152 bce by *Ascanius (Aen. 3. 390 f.), and supposed founder of other Latin cities. There are rich cemeteries of ... More

Albania, Transcaucasian  

David C. Braund

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Dec 2015
Albania (Transcaucasian), the land between *Iberia and the *Caspian, to the north of *Media Atropatene: it now lies largely within northern Azerbaijan and Daghestan. Albania comprises an ... More

Albanus mons  

Edward Togo Salmon and D. W. R. Ridgway

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Dec 2015
Albanus mons, the Alban hills and more specifically their dominating peak (Monte Cavo, 950m. (3, 115 ft)), 21km. (13 mi.) south-east of Rome. Until c.1150 bce the Albanus mons was an ... More

Albion  

Eric Herbert Warmington and Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Albion, ancient (Celtic or pre-Celtic) name for the largest of the British Isles, first recorded in the 1st cent. ce, by when it had been superseded (among Romans) by ‘Britannia’: ps.-Arist.Mund. ... More

Albunea  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Dec 2015
Albunea, sulphurous spring and stream near *Tibur with a famous waterfall, and its homonymous nymph (cf. Hor. Carm. 1. 7. 12), classed as a *Sibyl by *Varro (Lactant. Div. Inst. 1. 6. 12) ... More

Alesia  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
Alesia, a hill-fort of the Mandubii, modern Alise-Ste Reine, where, in 52 bce, Caesar besieged and captured *Vercingetorix. The site was not abandoned, but developed as a thriving ... More

Aletrium  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Aletrium (mod. Alatri), town of the *Hernici 70 km. (43 mi.) south-east of Rome. Always loyal to Rome after 358 bce, Aletrium became a prosperous *municipium (Cic. Clu.46) and remained such (reject ... More

Alexander (11) 'Polyhistor', Greek polymath and ethnographer  

Christopher Pelling

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Dec 2015
Born c.105 bce at *Miletus, he was captured in the Mithradatic Wars (see mithradates vi) and came to Rome as a slave of an unidentifiable Cornelius Lentulus; he was freed and given Roman ... More

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