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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

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