Barcino(na)
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The present-day Barcelona was an Iberian settlement of the  Lacetani (Mela 2,90; Plin. HN 3,22; Ptol. 2,6, 18). During the Civil War, B. was on Caesar's side. B. received the name Faventia Julia Augusta Pia (or Paterna?) Immunis. B. reached its highest peak during Roman imperial times. The city attained its special significance not least because of its bishops -- under the  Visigoths, when the decline of Tarraco started.

Bibliography

Tovar 3, 438-440

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Barceló, Pedro (Potsdam), “Barcino(na)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 25 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e212610>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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