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Venusia  

H. Kathryn Lomas

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Mar 2016
Venusia (mod. Venosa), in south Italy, a Peucetian city (see messapii) on the *via Appia, 82 km. (51 mi.) north of Potenza (see potentia). There was a pre-Roman settlement, but there is ... More

Verona  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Mar 2016
Verona, a town of the *Veneti(2) on the river Adige, perhaps also occupied by the *Cenomani (Plin. HN 3. 130; Livy, 5. 35). Little is known of this period in its history, but the oldest ... More

Verulamium  

Sheppard S. Frere and Martin Millett

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Mar 2016
Verulamium, a town in *Britain near modern St Albans (Herts.). The town was built on part of the iron age *oppidum (Verlami (n)), capital of *Tasciovanus, which developed into a town after the Roman ... More

Vesontio  

A. L. F. Rivet and John Frederick Drinkwater

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Mar 2016
Vesontio (mod. Besançon), capital of the Sequani, an advanced central Gallic people (cf. *Aedui, *Allobroges, *Arverni). Strategically important for its command of the Belfort gap, it was ... More

Vesuvius  

Edward Togo Salmon and Nicholas Purcell

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Dec 2015
Vesuvius, the famous volcano on the bay of Naples, rises isolated out of the surrounding plain of *Campania. Its base is some 48 km. (30 mi.) in circumference, its central cone over 1,216 m. (4,000 ... More

Vetera  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Mar 2016
Vetera, near Birten, a major Augustan military base on the Rhine, and then a permanent station for two legions. After its destruction by C. *Iulius Civilis in 70, a one-legion fortress was erected on ... More

Vetulonia  

D. W. R. Ridgway

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Mar 2016
Vetulonia (Etr. Vetluna), in the hills to the west of the bay that is now the Grosseto plain, was one of the twelve cities of Etruria (see etruscans). Excavation has been mainly confined to the ... More

via Aemilia  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Mar 2016
Via Aemilia, named after its builder, M. *Aemilius Lepidus(1), consul 187 bce (Livy, 39. 2), and subsequently repaired by *Augustus and *Trajan, ran from *Ariminum 281 km. (176 mi.) north-west to ... More

via Aemilia Scauri  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Dec 2015
Via Aemilia Scauri, highway built by M. *Aemilius Scaurus(1), *censor109 bce, linking the *via Aurelia and *via Postumia. It ran from Vada Volaterrana through *Pisae, *Genua, and Vada Sabatia and ... More

via Annia  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

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Mar 2016
Highway built in northern Italy, perhaps by T. Annius Luscus, consul 153 bce. It probably linked *Bononia with *Aquileia via *Patavium, *Altinum, and Concordia. (2) The extension of the via Appia, ... More

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