Ostia
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(cf. map). City at the mouth of the Tiber, 16 miles from Rome, of the tribus Voturia (tribus Palatina for freedmen), later regio I (Italia), connected to Rome by the via Ostiensis. According to Liv. 1,33,9, the colony was founded by Ancus Marcius [I 3] when, having deprived Veii of the silva Mesia, he extended his rule to the coast and set up salt refineries there (cf. CIL XIV 433…

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Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence) and Kockel, Valentin (Augsburg), “Ostia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 30 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e902240>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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