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Alexandria (1)  

Dominic W. Rathbone

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Dec 2015
Alexandria (1) was founded by *Alexander (3) the Great in 331 bce when he took *Egypt from the Persians. It was developed principally by the first two Ptolemies, who made it the capital of their ... More

Alexandria (2), 'near Issus'  

Stephen Mitchell

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Dec 2015
Alexandria (2) ‘near Issus’, close to Iskenderun (Alexandretta) on the gulf of Issus, a city founded by *Alexander (3) the Great or *Seleucus (1) I near the site of the battle (of *Issus) where ... More

Alexandria (7) Troas  

Stephen Mitchell

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Dec 2015
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 ... More

Algidus  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Algidus, the easternmost section of the outer edge of the *Albanus mons, famous for its temples of Diana and Fortune and its fashionable villas (Hor. Carm. saec. 69; Livy 21. 62; Sil. 12. 536). The ... More

Alinda  

Simon Hornblower

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Dec 2015
Alinda (mod. Karpuzlu), town in *Caria (SW Asia Minor), possibly of great antiquity (the name may occur in Hittite documents). It paid tribute to the 5th-cent. Athenian empire (see delian ... More

Aliso  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
Aliso, a fort on or near the Lippe established during the wars of *Drusus, possibly the one mentioned by Cassius Dio (54. 33. 4) as set up in 11 bce ‘at the point where the Lupia and the Elison ... More

Allia  

Andrew Drummond

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Mar 2016
Allia, a stream flowing into the *Tiber on the east bank, 18 km. (11 mi.) north of Rome (probably modern Fosso della Bettina), where the Romans confronted, and were overwhelmed by, a Gallic war-band ... More

Allifae  

Edward Togo Salmon and D. W. R. Ridgway

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Dec 2015
Allifae, mountain town overlooking the *Volturnus the gateway between *Samnium and *Campania: modern Alife, which has an archaeological museum (an epigraphic collection is in nearby ... More

Alps  

Howard Hayes Scullard and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Although the passes of the Alps had been used for trans-European commerce since prehistoric times, the early Greeks had no knowledge of these mountains, though a vague notion of them may lurk in ... More

Altinum  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Altinum (mod. Altino, near Venice), from the 5th cent. bce a centre of the *Veneti (2), and later a Roman *municipium. It prospered as a highway junction, where the *via Postumia, *via Popillia, ... More

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