The development of the Roman provinces in North Africa (146 BC – AD 395)/Rome’s war against Jugurtha (112–105 BC)
After the destruction of the city of Carthage in the spring of 146 BC, P. Cornelius Scipio had the seventh Roman province defined by laying down a demarcation line to the Numidian kingdom. This Fossa regia, of which evidence survives in the form of boundary stones, ran from Thabraca in the north-west to Thenae in the south-east. The province was named Africa, probably after the Libyan Afri tribe from the lower reaches of the Muthul (cf. smaller map). The p…
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“The development of the Roman provinces in North Africa (146 BC – AD 395)/Rome’s war against Jugurtha (112–105 BC)”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA146>