The development of the Roman provinces on the Iberian Peninsula (2nd cent. BC – 5th cent. AD)
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Their acquisition of the Iberian Peninsula brought the Carthaginians territories of enormous economic importance. Quite apart from the products of the fertility of the land, mineral wealth was particularly striking, especially in the south, the future Hispania Baetica. Here were precious gems, gold, silver, iron, tin and lead: the makings of an expansive overseas trade.

After the Roman victory at Ilipa in 207 BC and the expulsion of the Carthaginians from the Iberian Peninsula (see map The Second Punic War (218 – 201 BC)), the …

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Olshausen, E., “The development of the Roman provinces on the Iberian Peninsula (2nd cent. BC – 5th cent. AD)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 21 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA144>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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