Roman colonization
(2,151 words)

I. Introduction

It was certainly not a purpose of ancient ‘colonization’, as in the modern sense, to establish dominion over wide expanses of territory. Rather, the newly-established settlements were largely o…

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Olshausen, E. and Winkle, C., “Roman colonization”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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